Latest OxyContin Stories

2008-12-11 11:21:53

Authorities say Daniel Ekasala has been sentenced to 43 months in prison for selling 300 OxyContin pills to New England Patriots lineman Nick Kaczur. Ekasala, 35, a former Massachusetts State House aide, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge William G.

2008-09-18 15:23:14

New research in mice suggests the powerful painkiller Oxycontin may be even more addictive for adolescents than it is for adults.

2008-09-02 09:00:43

Covidien (NYSE: COV, BSX: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced that its subsidiary, Mallinckrodt Inc., has reached an agreement with Purdue Pharma L.P. to end a patent infringement lawsuit between them.

2008-08-17 21:00:13

From 1998 to 2006, the number of methadone prescriptions increased by 700 percent, according to DEA figures.

2008-07-25 09:00:48

BRAINTREE - A Marshfield man has been arrested for allegedly selling OxyContin painkilling pills. Appearing in Quincy District Court on Monday, Michael J. Gorman, 47, pleaded innocent to charges of possession of OxyContin with intent to distribute and resisting arrest.

2008-07-09 06:00:00

Pain patients understand why California's attorney general says he needs to raise $3.5 million to stop addicts and drug dealers who use doctors to stockpile Vicodin and OxyContin.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.