Condition Center: OxyContin

Drug Overdose Deaths a Problem in US

Some medications that were created to help people heal can do major harm when abused. A new report found that death rates from some painkillers and o...

The Changing Face of Heroin Abusers

In recent years, pharmaceutical companies have put safeguards on medications to make it harder to abuse certain prescription painkillers. But those c...

What Mom's Painkiller Means for Baby

What a woman takes or eats while pregnant can often have an effect on her unborn child as well. This is especially true for certain medications a wom...

Can Painkillers Keep Men Down?

Opioid painkillers can provide much-needed relief from many painful conditions. But long term use of these medications can increase the chances ...

A Tragic Decade for Painkiller Users

More and more people have been tragically dying from painkiller overdoses. Healthcare professionals and public health organizations have started to t...

Just Try and Tamper With It

It’s no secret that opioid prescription abuse is a serious problem. Drug makers have tried reformulating opioid pills for anti-abuse and the...

Heroin Use on the Rise

Prescription painkiller abuse problems were addressed by manufacturers by incorporating a tamper-resistant reformulation. Unfortunately, drug abus...