U.S. taking more Oxy, by force and prescription

Americans just can’t get enough OxyContin. Despite the skyrocketing number of prescriptions being written for the opioid painkiller, pharmacy robberies targeting the drug also increased in 2010. According to this article from the Washington Times, states from Oregon to Maine more than doubled their number of robberies last year, while the number of prescriptions increased by an even larger factor.

Read about New York’s growing number of prescriptions for drugs like OxyContin here.

About Dana Owens

Dana Owens is San Francisco-based writer, editor and blogger who works on diverse projects from holistic health research to record label promotion. In addition to lending her editorial eye to Oxy Watchdog, Dana also acts as copyeditor for 99 Series, Inc. and executive assistant/project coordinator for Heartline Productions.
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