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Oxycontin by the numbers
    #4149215 - 05/08/05 04:30 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Oxycontin by the numbers
May 8, 2005 metrowestdailynews.com

  • Often called Oxy, or hillbilly heroin, OxyContin typically comes in 20, 40 and 80 milligram tablets.
  • When legally sold, an 80 milligram tablet costs about $6. On the street, the same tablet costs $80.
  • By comparison, heroin in Massachusetts sells for as little as $4 per bag.
  • Studies have shown one in 10 teens, or about 2.3 million teens, nationally admits to trying OxyContin.
  • A University of Michigan study found that despite a 17 percent decrease in drug use over the last four years, OxyContin use has increased by 49 percent among teens.
  • Non-medical use of OxyContin by people 12 and older rose by 400,000 between 2000 and 2003, to 2.8 million.
  • Between 1997 and 2002, prescription drug use rose by 400 percent. Abuse of prescription drugs rose 300 percent over the same period.

SOURCE: DEA, Rep. Peter Koutoujian's office


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Re: Oxycontin by the numbers [Re: veggie]
    #4149365 - 05/08/05 06:49 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Between 1997 and 2002, prescription drug use rose by 400 percent. Abuse of prescription drugs rose 300 percent over the same period.

The war on drugs continues to work as usual...


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