Oxy Watchdog

Keeping An Eye On OxyContin

Calgary sees rise in Oxy pharmacy thefts

Posted by Oxy Watchdog on October 30, 2009

gun2Calgary, Canada has seen an alarming spike in drugstore robberies of OxyContin, with 43 such crimes this year up from just 17 last year, the Calgary Sun reports. While seizures of prescription sedatives and stimulants have stayed fairly consistent in recent years, painkillers such as oxycodone have about tripled since 2000, the publication said, citing Health Canada.

Watchdog previously noted Canada’s rising Oxy abuse problem here.

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