12/13/2012, Is The Era Of OxyContin Abuse Over?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/trevorbutterworth/2012/12/13/is-the-era-of-oxycontin-abuse-over/

“A study in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology in 2003 that examined drug overdose deaths for the presence of oxycodone, found that in 96.7 percent of cases, the deceased had multiple other drugs in their system too.”

“85 percent of addictions in the world manifest by the age of 35…”

“These deaths also speak to the underlying problem in treating pain: it’s easier to blame a particular medication or class of drugs, rather than the way the healthcare system has evolved to treat pain.”

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