About OxyNEO

OxyNEO is the latest formulation of OxyContin which is being phased in as a replacement beginning in 2012.

OxyNEO’s is an extremely potent prescription painkiller with the active ingredient oxycodone.

Other drugs that contain oxycodone include:

  • percocet
  • percodan
  • roxicet
  • roxicodone

and these are the types of medications sought out by women and men who have become ensnared in the clutches of drug addiction.

OxyNEO is Addictive – Starting at First Use

The active ingredient oxycodone provides the same sensation as heroin.  Patient who are legitimately prescribed OxyNEO run a high risk of addiction and users who experiment with the drug recreationally are also putting themselves in a dangerous situation.  A euphoric drug like OxyNEO instantly makes changes to the brain chemistry that will cause many to crave repeated usage of the drug.  Some individuals are a much higher risk than others for addiction (due to environment and genetics), but extreme caution should always be used in the consumption of opiate medications like OxyNEO.

The mission of this website is to track the development of OxyNEO and spread awareness about its potential for abuse.  One of the main areas that we are focused on is bringing more awarenss to medical doctors themselves so that they may prescribe painkillers with the proper safeguards and warnings in place.

Irresponsible Policy has Led to Addiction Epidemic

Purdue Pharma are the makers of OxyNEO, and they play one of the lead roles in the prescription drug addiction epidemic that has claimed the lives of tens of thousands in the United States alone (and ruined the quality of lives for many more).

Purdue Pharma has been guilty of reprehensible practices in the release and marketing of OxyContin.  Purdue Pharma has been prosecuted for

  • encouraging more frequent dosing than the FDA approved 12 hour interval
  • not disclosing how euphoric and addictive OxyContin is

Purdue pharma has been fined many millions of dollars and 3 top Purdue executives have been criminally prosecuted for these types of offenses, yet they still are making great profits for the addictive drugs they create.

Oxycontin is the poster child for the prescription drug addiction (and overdose) epidemic, but Purdue Pharma are hardly the only player.  There is a drastic need to bring awareness and change that starts in the living rooms with families and goes all the way up to the FDA and the highest echelons of government.

 

 

2 Comments

  1. RICK SKOUIN
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Once again the government has dropped the ball and instead of doing something meaningful to reduce the demand for substances of abuse they have tried to put a band aid on a gaping wound which is opiate addiction. If they think their problem is solved they are in for a rude awakening. What are they going to do about all the other prescription opioids still out there such as Fentanyl, MS Contin, Hydromorphone, Percocet, Vicodan, dilaudid etc. etc. etc. do they think that these (and many like them)wont be abused? All these substances are substances of abuse when used without medical supervision and all of them are equally addictive. I’m pretty sure this new formulation of Oxycontin will only cost us more and cause the pharmaceutical companies great joy all the way to the bank.

  2. Posted June 4, 2012 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    In 2006 I had a Total Knee Replacement in the local hospital.

    EVen though I understood that the pain that followed was due to disturbance of soft tissues and other muscles and ligaments, the pain was intense, especially during and after rigorous therapy sessions.
    I mean intense — as is tear causing, ear-wax melting, wish-I-was-was dead pain.

    The surgeon prescribed Percoset not more than three times daily. It muted the pain, and allowed me to be mostly functional and to stretch the knee during therapy to 135 degrees. Not bad for a 68 year old.

    As I was being aggressive in doing the prescribed therapy my pain period lasted beyond three weeks so the surgeon asked my family doctor to renew the course for another three weeks. He refused citing my likelihood of addiction and his own moral dislike of pain killers. The surgeon renewed the prescription for me and i had another three weeks of relative comfort, while continuing supervised physiotherapy.

    AT the end of that three weeks, six in total iIwas pretty mobile and did not need a cane or mechanical assistance. i also did not need Percoset any more. so I stopped taking them. When the pain was gone and I quit the Percoset I experienced no withdrawal symptoms, no cravings for more Percoset, no mood changes. The only thing that lingered was my anger with my doctor who saw pain as some form of redemption for being alive. There is no gain in pain, and pain relief is a doctors obligation.

    Thanks to Percoset, I was able to accelerate my recovery, and on the six-week anniversary of the surgery, I went to local dance. I am a missionary for Total Knee Replacement AND Therapy, but I condemn any doctor who says I have to be in agony to get better.
    Likewise if someone has a terminal illness and associated pain, what morality is there in denying that person pain relief, even if they become addicted? Easing their trip to the grave is the least we can do.

    Call it Hillbilly Heroin, but when I get the Right knee replaced I want to have a painkiller that works, and I am not afraid to say so. Anything can become evil, such as tobacco, alcohol, even aspirin. I am a respectful person and would not allow myself to abuse a drug when it is not needed.

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