The Observer

Prescriptions of oxycodone are becoming a norm

Oxycontin is a drug produced by Purdue Pharma. It is slow releasing as compared to oxycodone, which releases into the user's bloodstream immediately. It is intended to be less addictive, but as seen by the opioid crisis of the last few decades, its slow release does not prevent patients from becoming addicted.

By Victoria Park, Opinions Editor

November 11, 2019

    In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared war on one of America’s greatest enemies: drugs. It claims thousands of lives each year, even more than guns or car crashes. Opioid use has skyrocketed in the past few decades and so have the policies and movements enacted to put a stop to this deadly ad...

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