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43,754.  But the story of the celebrity overdose overshadows a much larger issue.  In the United States more people are now abusing prescription medication than heroin, cocaine and ecstasy combined.  The drug of choice for a growing number of users is Oxycodone, a synthetic opiate ... It’s basically heroin made in a lab.  (Drugs & Oxycodone & Pills)  Vanguard: Hillbilly Heroin 

 

84,465.  In Florida some pain clinics are known to dispense medication more than others.  (Drugs & Oxycodone & Florida & Pills)  ibid.

 

84,466.  Some clinics have been set up just to cater to pill addicts.  (Drugs & Oxycodone & Florida & Pills)  ibid.

 

43,755.  Florida has become the pain-killer capital of the US.  Of all the Oxycodone dispensed by doctors in the whole country 85% of it comes from Florida.  With the abundance of pills the state is seeing a new type of Tourism.  (Drugs & Oxycodone & Florida & Pills)  ibid.

 

 

43,962.  Massachusetts is now reeling from a new drug epidemic borne from another.  Oxycontin is a national problem.  But Oxy’s effect on the population of Massachusetts particularly its young people has been nothing short of devastating.  Here Oxycontin has emerged as a gateway drug ... A state drowning in an endless stream of pills.  (Heroin & Massachusetts & Gangstas & Oxycodone & Pills)  Vanguard: Gateway to Heroin 

 

43,963.  Oxycodone – a highly addictive narcotic.  (Heroin & Oxycodone & Pills)  ibid.

 

43,964.  At sixty to eighty dollars per pill – the going black market rate around Boston – Frank’s habit was costing him $400 a day.  He began to force his father’s signature on cheques.  (Heroin & Oxycodone & Pills)  ibid.

 

43,965.  The truth is Oxycodone, the active ingredient in the painkillers ... is little more than a synthetic form of heroin.  (Heroin & Oxycodone & Pills)  ibid.

 

43,966.  Pills are now widely abused here more than cocaine, ecstasy and meth combined.  (Heroin & Oxycodone & Pills)  ibid.

 

43,967.  Doctors in Florida are responsible for prescribing 85% of all the Oxy in the US.  (Heroin & Oxycodone & Pills & Florida)  ibid.

 

43,968.  Pills have become a street drug – brought and sold just the same as cocaine and heroin.  (Heroin & Oxycodone & Pills)  ibid.

 

 

44,405.  It’s called Pharmageddon.  A hidden public health catastrophe caused by America’s addiction to prescription painkillers.  Pill popping mums are creating addicts before they are even born.  (Pills & Pain & Drugs & Oxycodone)  Drugs Inc s2e6: Pill Nation, 2012

 

44,406.  America is hooked and Britain could be going the same way.  (Pills & Drugs & Oxycodone)  ibid.

 

44,407.  Dealing in painkillers is a hugely profitable business.  (Pills & Pain & Drugs & Oxycodone)  ibid.

 

44,408.  Oxycodone or Hydrocodone: two opioids synthesised from raw opium.  (Pills & Drugs & Oxycodone)  ibid.

 

44,409.  Snorting or injecting the crushed up pills triggers a huge release of natural endorphins.  (Pills & Drugs & Oxycodone)  ibid.

 

44,410.  More Americans are addicted to prescription painkillers than heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine combined.  (Pills & Pain & Drugs & Oxycodone)  ibid.

 

44,411.  The American prescription painkiller epidemic is so widespread addicts and dealers don’t need to go to Mexico to get their fix from dodgy doctors.  (Pills & Pain & Drugs & Oxycodone)  ibid.

 

44,412.  Spurious pain clinics, known as pill mills, are set up to provide painkillers to paying public.  (Pills & Pain & Drugs & Oxycodone)  ibid.

 

44,413.  Florida’s pill mills feed an epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse across America.  (Pills & Pain & Florida & Drugs & Oxycodone)  ibid.

 

 

74,156.  The problem is getting worse by the day and no-one is immune.  But Salt Lake's appetite for prescription drugs has created an entirely new breed of dealer: one that plugs directly into the City’s religious culture.  (Gangstas & Oxycodone & Salt Lake & Drugs)  Drugs Inc s5e1: Salt Lake Sinners, 2014

 

74,157.  There’s one drug that stands out from the pack: Oxycodone ... In 2012 over 50% of prescription opioid deaths in Utah were caused by Oxycodone.  (Gangstas & Oxycodone & Salt Lake & Drugs)  ibid.

 

74,158.  The city's drug market is changing fast.  Heroin is in huge demand.  (Gangstas & Oxycodone & Salt Lake & Drugs)  ibid.

 

74,159.  Mexico’s most feared cartel is closing in.  (Gangstas & Oxycodone & Salt Lake & Drugs)  ibid.

 

74,160.  Salt Lake City has 2,500 known gang members.  (Gangstas & Oxycodone & Salt Lake & Drugs)  ibid.

 

 

101,987.  Wyoming County, West Virginia: Welcome to Oceana: It was a wonderful place to raise children.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  Oxyana, 2013, woman

 

101,988.  Now they experiment with so many pills and most of them are synthetic and they are very addictive and it’s taken a generation of our kids.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

101,989.  It’s an epidemic here.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.  Woman #2   

 

101,990.  We got the Oxys, the Xanax, and it completely changes people.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.  dude

 

101,991.  Just about everybody around here’s on dope.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.  dude #2

 

101,992.  If you don’t work in the mines, the only way to make money … is to sell drugs.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.  dude #3

 

101,993.  I pay the doctor $1,000 dollars a month.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.  dude #4  

 

101,994.  Hepatitis C here they said is 70-80% of this town.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.  

 

101,995.  Half the babies in the nursery are on Methadone.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.  doctor

 

 

107,039.  Inside an epidemic: a radical new approach, the police and social workers on the ground, the personal battles, and the new face of addiction.  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin)  Frontline: Chasing Heroin, PBS 2016

 

107,040.  It’s been creeping up on us for a long time - America’s heroin problem.  Overdoses from heroin and other opoids now kill more than 27,000 people a year and the numbers keep rising.  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin)  ibid.

 

107,041.  ‘The marketing of OxyContin was the most aggressive marketing of a narcotic drug ever undertaken by a pharmaceutical producer.’  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin)  ibid.  Doctor

 

107,042.  By 2001 Purdue was selling more than $1 billion of OxyContin a year.  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin)  ibid.

 

107,043.  Purdue Pharma admitted to charges of fraudulent marketing.  The company paid $600 million in fines and settlements.  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin)  ibid.  

 

107,044.  Mexican drug suppliers were ready: they would take the epidemic to a whole new level.  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin)  ibid.

 

107,045.  Up to 60% of addicts relapse in the first year after treatment.  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin)  ibid. 

 

107,046.  90% of new heroin users are white.  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin)  ibid.

 

107,047.  One of three people referred to drug treatment come in through the criminal justice system.  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin)  ibid.

 

 

107,114.  Chicago Il October 2 2015: 74 overdoses in 72 hours; Cincinnati Oh August 2 2016: 20 overdoses in 12 hours; Louisville KY August 31 2016: 8 Overdoses in 5 hours; Huntington WV August 18 2016: 27 overdoses in 4 hours.  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin)  Heroin Explosion, National Geographic 2017, captions  

 

107,115.  This is the story of today’s opiate epidemic which has been called the worst drug crisis in American history.  There is a new generation of heroin addicts, young people that cross all social, racial and economic groups.  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin)  ibid.

 

107,116.  Every day 91 people in the United States die of an opiate overdose.  35 of those are from heroin.  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin)  ibid.

 

107,117.  ‘This generation seems to have found prescription opiates as their drug of choice.’  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin & Pills)  ibid.  Dr Deebi Bassam

 

107,118.  Most first-time abusers of painkillers obtain them from a friend or relative.  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin & Pills)  ibid.

 

107,119.  Florida became ground zero for the growing epidemic … Dealers abandoned traditional street drugs to get a slice of the Florida pill business.  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin & Pills)  ibid.  

 

107,120.  One clinic wrote prescriptions for more than a million Oxycodone pills in a five-month period.  (Heroin & Opium & OxyContin & Pills)  ibid.

 

 

107,218.  ‘In the first six months of 2008 67% of the OxyCodone nationwide that was put out by dispensing practitioners came out of Broward County, Florida.’  (Addict & Pharmaceutics & Oxycodone)  American Addict, 2016, expert 

 

 

107,243.  In the USA someone dies from a heroin overdose every 50 minutes.  (Heroin & Opioid & Oxycontin & Addiction)  Smack in Suburbia: America’s Heroin Crisis, BBC 2016

 

107,244.  ‘Within three days they begin to develop a tolerance, meaning that they will go through some level of withdrawal if they don’t use, and they will need more and more to use to feel that original high.’  (Heroin & Opioid & Oxycontin & Addiction)  ibid.  

 

107,245.  Purdue convinced doctors they could use Oxycontin for patients on a daily basis and they wouldn’t get addicted.  (Heroin & Opioid & Oxycontin & Addiction)  ibid.  

 

107,246.  Millions of people got hooked.  And now on an average day in the US more than 650,000 opioid prescriptions are dispensed and nearly 4,000 people start abusing the pills.  (Heroin & Opioid & Oxycontin & Addiction)  ibid.  

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