Oxycodone

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OxyContin opioid suit moves forward while judge dismisses J&J, Actavis complaints

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Chicago's massive suit over OxyContin alleges painkiller drug companies have misled prescribers and patients, leaving many woefully addicted and the city with enormous costs for treating them.

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Granny caught in the cross-fire again

Granny caught in the cross-fire again

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Once again the war on drugs catches frail elder patients in the crosshairs. Basically a "drive by" that shouldn't happen.

Painkiller restrictions could hamper nursing home residents, providers

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Nursing home residents could be adversely affected if proposed painkiller regulations are put in place, according to experts who spoke at a recent federal hearing.

Jump in painkiller sales provoke worries about addiction, regulations

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A huge rise in the use of oxycodone over the past decade has led to increasing worries about the number of addicts and a lack of places to treat them.