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  • The prescription painkiller OxyContin comes in several different dosages, including this 80 mg version. An abuse-deterrent formulation of the OxyContin (left), introduced in 2010, has curtailed its illicit use, but about 25 percent of drug abusers entering rehab still abuse the drug, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
    U.S Drug Enforcement Administration
    The prescription painkiller OxyContin comes in several different dosages, including this 80 mg version. An abuse-deterrent formulation of the OxyContin (left), introduced in 2010, has curtailed its illicit use, but about 25 percent of drug abusers entering rehab still abuse the drug, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
  • Theodore J. Cicero, PhD, professor of neuropharmacology in psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, reviews drug-abuse data.
    Robert Boston
    Theodore J. Cicero, PhD, professor of neuropharmacology in psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, reviews drug-abuse data.




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