Oxy Watchdog

Keeping An Eye On OxyContin

Balancing Oxy’s uses

Posted by Oxy Watchdog on October 27, 2009

After the The Kansas City Star ran a story on the massive uptick in the number of young people in Johnson County, Kan. who are overdosing on heroin and OxyContin, one reader wrote in to argue that “misrepresentations of the drug’s power to cause addiction creates a burdensome stigma.” It’s another example of the heated debate over OxyContin’s legitimate and illegitimate uses, and how to balance them.


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