Oxy Watchdog

Keeping An Eye On OxyContin

Grieving mother marches to ban Oxy

Posted by Oxy Watchdog on October 30, 2009

Justine McIntyre lost her 19-year-old son to an overdose of prescription painkillers, and now she’s lobbying lawmakers to make OxyContin illegal, according to the Reporter. McIntyre notes the Oxy-to-heroin transition, with many legitimate Oxy users graduate to Oxy abuse and then turn to cheaper heroin to fuel their addiction, the news outlet says. Just as heroin was made illegal due to its dangers, Oxy should be similarly banned, McIntyre says, according to the publication.

The march on Washington Saturday is being organized by BanOxycontin.com, which wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban the distribution of OxyContin to new patients and put a “compassionate program” in place for people currently taking the drug with the aim of full withdrawal.

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