Tag: oxycodone

Drug Importer or Chronic Pain Sufferer? Toyota’s Chief of Corporate Communications, American born Julie Hamp, was arrested recently for importing oxycodone from America to Japan. Despite the headline catching nature of her arrest, she wasn’t caught with millions of pills. It remains unclear whether she was smuggling in prescription drugs or simply fell victim to

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Pregnancy + Pain Pills = Disaster The prevalence of women taking opioid painkillers during pregnancy is on the rise. In fact, the number of women who take short-acting opioids, think Vicodin or Percocet, while pregnant has doubled over the past fifteen years. Using painkillers during pregnancy brings with it a number of potentially harmful implications

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Written By: Fiona Stockard Oxycodone Addiction Facts and Statistics Oxycodone addiction is nothing new. The drug was first synthesized in 1916 and abused for its euphoric effects not long after. However, today we’re in the midst of an oxycodone abuse epidemic, the likes of which haven’t been seen before. Can we trust the media’s portray of

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Written By: Fiona Stockard Painkiller Addiction Facts and Statistics Painkiller addiction is nothing new. Ancient cultures all over the world used opium, both to treat pain and to catch a buzz. During the Civil War, morphine addiction was called the soldier’s disease, due to its prevalence among fighting troops. During the early 20th century, heroin was

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