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'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US

...officials were focused on stamping out meth labs. Then investigators noticed a climb in pharmacy robberies, and started finding Percocet and OxyContin during routine marijuana busts.As prescription drug abuse rose, so, too, did crackdowns aimed at shutting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06/were-all-paying-heroin-spreads-misery-u
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Court roundup

...the defendants are charged with two counts of second-degree drug misconduct for dealing either hydrocodone, oxycodone, Percocet or Vicodin. Second-degree drug misconduct is a class 'A' felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.Court records...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-05-07/court-roundup
Local
Outside editorial: Another Tylenol scare

...daily dosage be lowered and that prescription drugs - including Percocet and Vicodin - containing acetaminophen with other painkillers...from ourselves. But its cure may be worse than the symptoms. Percocet and Vicodin are widely prescribed to treat severe pain - roughly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070709/opi_460685568.shtml
Prescription painkillers are becoming a bigger problem in SE

...of oxycodone, a central nervous system depressant prescribed as a pain reliever. Products that contain oxycodone include Percocet, Percodan and Tylox. Non-prescription use of prescription drugs has long been a problem. In seizure reports this year...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051604/sta_painkillers.shtml
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The New problem drugs: OxyContin

...longest-acting pain reliever on the market. Related painkillers Percocet, Percodan and Vicodin, containing a fraction of the same...under-prescribing, I think." He said painkillers such as Percocet are best prescribed for short-term pain. Like related painkillers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112502/loc_oxy.shtml
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Former Oxy dealer warns others of drug's hold

...scientifically made to go right to those receptors and cover them." Unlike Percocet, also an opiate-based pain-killer, OxyContin is pure oxycodone. Percocet contains about 5 mg of oxycodone. OxyContin most commonly comes in 40 mg and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061409/loc_450839438.shtml
Former football star turned Oxy addict speaks out

...hyperextended his right elbow while playing. The injury eventually required surgery, and he was prescribed pain medication like Percocet, Tylox and 10-milligram pills of OxyContin. "They were giving me those in abundance, so I was taking those, popping...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052409/loc_443391105.shtml
Drugs of choice cycle in and out of popularity

...medications hydrocodone and oxycodone (often marketed under the brand name OxyContin) and the related but less-potent painkillers Percocet and Vicodan. "Far and away most people taking pain medication have legitimate conditions, but there are definitely some...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112502/loc_drugsofch.shtml
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Police & Fire

...a parking violation on Montana Creek Road. Theft: At 4:09 p.m. Thursday, a 22-year-old man reported a bottle of Percocet stolen from his unlocked vehicle in the 3800 block of Seaview Avenue. At 8:04 p.m. Saturday, a 15-year-old boy was...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060610/loc_649781552.shtml
News
Anchorage doctor's license suspended

...by Van Houten also led to the overdose death of a another patient, identified as R.D., in February 2000. Van Houten prescribed drugs such as OxyContin and Percocet to R.D. even though he knew R.D. had a history of addiction.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090502/sta_doctorlicens.shtml
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