- an opioid analgesic, C18H21NO4, used to treat moderate to severe pain.
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Examples from the Web for oxycodone
Traitz, it should be noted, has a long criminal history that includes trafficking Oxycodone, ID fraud, theft, and more.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004
November 24, 2014
Florida, which began a pill mill crackdown in 2010, saw a 50 percent decrease in overdose deaths from oxycodone in 2012.Painkiller Overdoses Kill More Than One American Every Hour
July 1, 2014
A recent medical journal suggests doctors regularly cave when patients ask for meds, even controlled substances like Oxycodone.New Study Says Doctors Can’t “Just Say No” to Their Patients
March 31, 2014
There were oxycodone, oxycontin, two different mixtures of vicodin.This Is Your Politician on Drugs
November 21, 2013
Word Origin and History for oxycodone
from (hydr)oxy(l) + codeine. Developed 1916 in Germany; introduced in U.S. 1939.
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