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Oxycontin overdoses at epidemic levels

While heroin overdoses have declined, overdoses from prescription opioids such as oxycodone (marketed as Oxycontin) increased seven-fold in New York City over a 16-year period. The Columbia University researchers behind a new study analyzing the prescription opioid epidemic say it is especially prevalent among higher-income whites. The findings appear in the journalDrug and Alcohol Dependence. […]

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