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Doctors and the Oxycontin and Hydrocodone crisis in Pensacola, Florida and our Nation

By M. James Jenkins, Esq.

Oxycontin abuse and disribution has become of epidemic proportions, not only in the Pensacola and Northwest Florida area, but Florida as a whole as well as in most places in the nation. Oxycontin is in the class of drugs called ?opiates,? which are considered highly addictive. Often times, addiction experts state, that people who have permanent injuries are prescribed less strong pain killers and then graduate to stronger drugs such as oxycodone or oxycontin after they have become addicted to this class of opiates. Oxycontin was originally created in 1996 to assist people who were incurring substantial, chronic pain. Many cancer patients have been prescribed Oxycontin. Doses come in varying strengths to deal with what would otherwise be unbearable, sometimes end of life pain the patient otherwise would experience...continue to full post

Full post as published by Florida Criminal Law Blog on January 05, 2010 (boomark / email).

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