Oxycontin

Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from poppy-derived thebaine. It is a narcotic analgesic generally indicated for relief of moderate to severe pain. It was developed in 1916 in Germany as one of several new semi-synthetic opioids in an attempt to improve on the existing opioids.Oxycodone is available as single-ingredient medication in immediate release and controlled release. Combination products formulated with non-narcotic ingredients such as NSAIDs and paracetamol (acetaminophen) are also available as immediate release formulations.
Posts about Oxycontin
  • CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

    … by Karl Voigt You may have seen in the news, or perhaps even here, that the Center for Disease Control has published new Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. This is seemingly in response to not just the addictive nature of opioids, but also the quadrupling of deaths from prescription opioid overdose over the past 15 years…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • Drugged Driving Accidents

    … dangerous since the drug can cause hallucinations and alter one’s mental state. Morphine & Heroin — These two types of illicit drugs can leave drivers feeling sedated, drowsy, disconnected, dizzy, and nauseous. Prescription drugs such as Xanax, Vicodin, OxyContin, or Valium — In 2010, almost half of drivers that tested positive for drug use…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 37 readers -
  • Are New Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Working? Not Yet. . .

    … The FDA and drug makers have worked to make painkillers resistant to abuse, most notably, OxyContin. In 2010, the manufacturer, Purdue Pharma added features to the drug to make it hard for the pills to be altered and used by addicts. OxyContin is one of the more prominent painkillers linked to the rising rates of opioid abuse in recent years…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 15 readers -