Florida Takes Action Against OxyContin “Epidemic”

Abuse of the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin has reached epidemic proportions that experts compare to crack cocaine addiction, Stateline.org reports. “[Florida] is seeing five deaths a day,” said the state's drug chief, James McDonough, adding that OxyContin abuse surpasses heroin and cocaine and has become “an epidemic of enormous proportions.” Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has
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