When seeking help though, you are treated like an addict. I don't even know what Oxycontin is used for, pain i believe, but there seems to be too many petitions for this problem to be taken lightly. I spoke to her doctor several times about finding something else for pain and winging her off Oxy Contin.As it is a pain killer it doesn't seem to be legitimate for injured patients to use considering the lessons we've learned from this highly addictive drug. My mother had double knee replacement in 2003, she was 70. I would hear excuse after excuse as to why she needed this medication.I found her taking more than prescribed and when I would hide the medication, she would scream and call me all kinds of names. get this away from big pharma and CHILDREN and young adults who get a hold of it.
We need to shut down the source of this drug, Purdue Pharmaceuticals needs to stop making and MARKETING Oxy Contin.
Also making statements about being 'better off if she wasn't here', far more often since taking this medication. It has been 10 months since We lost our 25 year old son to an addiction that started with Oxycontin.
Our son and family struggled for many years trying to end the addiction that the greedy pharmaceutical companies, doctors and the FDA have created. The drug companies and the doctors who prescribe these medications need to be held accountable.
People are dying while waiting for "a bed to open up" in the few programs that are available to those without insurance,and Medicaid is not normally accepted OXYS/ROXYS/ZANEX ANY AND EVRYKIND OF ADDICTING OPIATE OR DRUG IN GENERAL SHOULD BE BAND!!!
DRUG DEALERS GO TO JAIL FOR SELLING THEM BUT PHARMACISTS & DOCTORS CAN PRESCRIBE THEM LEGALLY.....