Oxy Watchdog

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Kansas county struggles with spike in Oxy, heroin deaths

Posted by Oxy Watchdog on October 19, 2009

The Kansas City Star has a story on the massive uptick in the number of young people in Johnson County, Kan. who are overdosing on heroin and OxyContin, tallying “at least 19” such deaths since 2007. The report notes Oxy’s cultural pervasiveness: “It was in Michael Jackson’s house. Rush Limbaugh used it, as did actor Heath Ledger, who died last year.” But young people don’t realize how addictive the painkiller is and where it can lead, the article says.

KMBC also covered the story here.


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