Victims of Oxycontin Addiction The manufacturer of Oxycontin, Purdue Pharma, recently agreed to pay $634.5 million in penalties and fines. In addition to the fines, several former executives of Purdue Pharma agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges. The penalty is one of the largest ever paid by a drug company. However, this does […]
OxyContin Addiction and Abuse According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), prescription drug abuse corresponds with nearly 30 percent of the overall problem with drugs in the United States. This is a close second to only one street drug, cocaine. The number one prescribed drug that hits the streets most often, because doctors prescribed it […]
Heroin and Oxycontin Addiction Drug Rehab It is no secret that Oxycontin abuse has become an epidemic and heroin abuse is on the increase also. In fact, because the drugs are almost identical, Oxycontin has become a gateway drug for heroin – addicts buy heroin when they can’t afford their Oxycontin.