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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.

Prescriptions of oxycodone are becoming a norm

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...

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