Oxy Watchdog

Keeping An Eye On OxyContin

More stats needed on teenage Oxy use

Posted by Oxy Watchdog on October 30, 2009

San Diego County recently launched a task force to deal with the region’s growing OxyContin abuse phenomenon, with officials noting particular concern with the rising rates of teen and young adult abuse. Now, the Voice of San Diego points out that while Oxy has become the face of prescription drug abuse, many other such medicines are contributing to addiction as well. The publication notes that while oxycodone appears to be contributing to more drug-related deaths among teens, it’s unclear how many use the painkiller illicitly and how many are being treated for addiction.

Good point – hopefully the efforts by the task force will help build our knowledge base.

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