Prescription Drugs

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 […]

354 Million Prescriptions

by Jo on February 16, 2012

354 Million Prescriptions   National statistics indicate addiction to prescription drugs such as Oxycontin are higher than ever. Oxycontin is a name for a well known opioid analgesic that contains an active ingredient named Oxycodone, and this is also available as part of Percocet & Percodan. Oxycontin, a legal drug prescribed by doctors in cases […]