- 17 Mar
Oxycontin is the branded formula of oxycodone. It is given to…
Oxycontin is the branded formula of oxycodone. It is given to people to manage moderate to severe pain. When used correctly, it is usually safe and effective. When abused, oxycontin can be deadly.
It is estimated that around 2 million people in the United States are addicted to or abuse opioid painkillers like oxycontin, and about 50 painkiller-involved deaths occur every day. Many opioid abusers turn to heroin when they’re unable to get opiod pain killers because heroin provides a similar high, it’s less expensive, and easier to get. One study shows that people addicted to opioid painkillers were 19 times more likely to start abusing heroin in the year prior to the study.
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