Prescription Drug Abuse

Victims of Oxycontin Addiction

by Jo on December 20, 2012

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 […]

UN's 2011 World Drug Rehabilitation Report

by Jo on December 14, 2012

UN’s 2011 World Drug Report as Confirmation of Urgent Need for Heightened Drug Rehabilitation and Education Efforts Newly released United Nations report warns that the network of drug cartels now reaches into every corner of the planet and that corruption, addiction and death accompanies drug trafficking wherever it goes. Every year, the United Nations Office […]

OxyContin Addiction and Abuse

by Jo on February 17, 2012

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 […]