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FDA approves powerful painkiller OxyContin for children

The Food and Drug Administration approved limited use of the often abused painkiller OxyContin in children as young as 11 years old, the agency announced Thursday.

Arrested ex-Toyota exec Julie Hamp to be released without charges

Kyodo - Prosecutors in Tokyo plan to release Julie Hamp, a former Toyota Motor Corp. executive, from custody on Wednesday. Hamp was arrested last month on suspicion of illegally importing Oxycodone, a painkiller, into Japan.

Toyota executive arrested in Japan on drug charges

Tokyo - Julie Hamp, a Toyota Motor Corp. executive, was arrested in Japan for importing Oxycodone, a banned painkiller. Toyota states Hamp did not intend to break the law.

Street drug kills man, Vancouver police issue warning to users

The Vancouver police are issuing a warning about streets drugs that killed a man in the city on Dec. 28. Paramedics and police responded to a call on that date and found three men stricken in a home. One of those men subsequently died.

New pain pill Zohydro is a very dangerous drug

When Zohydro is released for sale in March, it will be one of the most powerful prescription painkillers on the market today. In its highest dosage, it will contain 5 to 10 times as much hydrocodone as Vicodin, a widely prescribed pain medication.

Against medical advice, FDA approves potent new painkiller

The incidence of fatal overdoses from the use of potent painkillers has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The use of opioids like OxyContin and Vicodin are now the leading cause of fatal drug overdoses in the U.S..

Ex-'CSI' star Gary Dourdan charged with drug possession

Los Angeles - Former "CSI" actor Gary Dourdan had been caught with the addictive narcotic pain-killer Oxycontin last month. Authorities have charged him with felony possession of the opiate as well as for drug paraphernalia.

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All pain medications can be dangerous if misused or abused.
All pain medications can be dangerous if misused or abused.

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