Definition of oxycodone
: a narcotic analgesic C18H21NO4 used especially in the form of its hydrochloride
Recent Examples of oxycodone from the Web
Surprisingly, given all the recent publicity about opioid addiction, the report said the presence of hydrocodone, hydromorphone and oxycodone continued on a four-year decline.
Prosecutors say agents found guns and more than $1 million in cash stuffed in garbage bags in the November 2016 raid, as well as the pills made to look like Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug, and the painkiller oxycodone.
Because of that message, prescriptions for painkillers like OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin (hydrocodone) have nearly quadrupled in the United States since 1999, Juurlink said.
In fact, references to the letter in studies jumped after the 1995 introduction of OxyContin, the long-acting formulation of oxycodone.
Opioid pill mills, trading in dangerous narcotics like oxycodone, have been shut down in Southern California and beyond, but investigators say there’s more work to be done.
An investigation by the IG as well as law enforcement authorities determined the employee and others had been improperly selling oxycodone, Percocet, fentanyl and other drugs at the medical center.
That incident led to the discovery of more missing cash and oxycodone pills, sparking an investigation by Hollywood’s Internal Affairs division.
The only way to make morphine, oxycodone, and other opiates is with the latex that oozes from opiate poppy seed pods.
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Origin and Etymology of oxycodone
oxy + codeine + -one
First Known Use: 1963
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