Friday, October 12, 2012


  • Hedlund, Davis make bold statements on drug-reform issues

    Hedlund, an 11-term incumbent, said state lawmakers should consider imposing a prohibition on the pharmaceutical drug OxyContin, an opiate-containing painkiller that is highly addictive. In contrast, on a related topic, Davis said lawmakers should ...

  • Robbery suspect demands oxycontin

    CONWAY -- Conway police are looking for the man they say walked into the Medicine Mart on Main Street just after 5 p.m. October 5, and demanded oxycontin. An employee triggered a silent alarm inside the store to notify police. Store employees told ...

  • Armed robbery suspect demands oxycontin

    CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Police in Conway are looking for the man they say held pharmacy employees at gunpoint and demanded drugs. The suspect, as described by police spokeswoman Catina Hipp, was white male standing around 5 feet 10 inches tall ...

  • FORUM: The new pandemic: Oxycontin and other painkillers

    Regarding Aaron Byzak's Community Forum on Sept. 27, 2012, about prescription drug abuse: Byzak is 100 percent correct about his assessment of the prescription drug pandemic that is hitting San Diego, and the rest of the country.

  • Police Release New Pictures of Springfield Oxycontin Robbery Suspect

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Police have released new surveillance photos of a man suspected in stealing a narcotic from a Springfield pharmacy last month.

  • Delay approval of generic OxyContin, health ministers urge

    HALIFAX -- Provincial health ministers are calling on Ottawa to delay the approval of a generic form of OxyContin. David Wilson, Nova Scotia's health minister, announced Thursday that provincial and territorial ministers unanimously agreed to ask for ...

  • OxyContin: How America Got Hooked On Legal Heroin (VIDEO)

    The highly addictive painkiller OxyContin is the top selling branded drug in its category, raking in over a billion dollars last year.

  • Familiar pattern of heroin abuse spreads in King County

    The OxyContin, when sold at the street level, can go for anywhere between $40 to $80 to $100 a pill, depending on the size of the pill.

  • Provincial health ministers' call to delay generic OxyContin could save millions

    Provincial health ministers' call to delay generic OxyContin could save millions. OxyContin pills shot at a Calgary area pharmacy on September 23, 2010.

  • Pharmaceutical company helping in fight against prescription drug abuse

    Purdue Pharma LP, the manufacturer of OxyContin and other prescription medications, has joined the fight against prescription drug abuse.

  • Report: Methadone tradeoff comes at high price

    Proponents say it's better to have addicts functioning on methadone despite the risks than breaking laws to score other narcotics such as heroin and Oxycontin. But the trade-off comes at a steep cost. The Duluth News Tribune says ( ...

  • NJ pharmacist fires on holdup man, foils robbery

    Armed robberies at pharmacies nationwide have shot up in recent years, climbing 81 percent between 2006 and 2010, according to the U.S.

  • Few physicians are following prescribing guidelines for painkillers, study finds

    Many physicians who prescribe powerful painkillers, such as Oxycontin and Vicodin, for injured workers fail to follow recommended treatment guidelines for monitoring their patients, resulting in long-term use of the drugs that may lead to addiction ...

  • Man sought in Oxycontin theft at drug store

    Police are searching for a man who made off with narcotics after threatening a pharmacist at a Katy-area drug store. About 1 p.m. on Friday, the man passed a threatening note to the pharmacist at a Walgreens in the 22000 block of Westheimer Parkway in ...

  • Critics say pharmaceutical firms spurred the increase in prescriptions for ...

    A 2001 promotional plan for OxyContin, revealed as part of a Florida lawsuit, detailed manufacturer Purdue Pharma's plan to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars targeting the agency.

  • Cheap OxyContin would be anything but

    In the case of OxyContin, price is not the only consideration. This point was recently made by Ontario's Minister of Health, Deb Matthews, in a letter to her federal counterpart, in which she stated that generic OxyContin will cost more than it will ...

  • Man, wife draw prison terms in drug theft, sale

    Ken Stewart and Deborah Stewart had pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy to distribute OxyContin. The Tennessean (http://tnne.

  • Oxycontin robbery ring could be from Ottawa

    Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, Ottawa - Toronto Police's Hold-Up Squad is hoping somebody in Ottawa recognizes any of the Somali men they believe are part of a robbery ring, which could be based in this city.

  • Taking the Battle Against OxyContin to America's Streets

    (MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - When I began my work ten years ago at exposing Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin for their criminal marketing of OxyContin, I was adamant about certain things that I felt I needed to accomplish. Most of them I have accomplished ...

  • Thieves target La Canada Flintridge, Burbank pharmacies

    Last weekend, 15 bottles of the painkiller OxyContin were stolen from the Walgreens in La Crescenta. Both Marsh Village Pharmacy and Flintridge Pharmacy in La CaƱada have been similarly burglarized in the last two months.

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