Some chronic pain patients, particularly in Florida, are finding it difficult to fill their oxycodone prescriptions at their local pharmacies. Pharmacists are telling them they don't have any oxycodone. But is that true? Maybe, maybe not.
Technically, according to the DEA, there is no shortage of oxycodone. Pharmaceutical companies are producing it at normal levels. What is in short supply are pharmacists who are willing and able to fill your prescription.
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Florida has had a huge problem with unscrupulous doctors prescribing and often also dispensing large quantities of opioids, primarily oxycodone, from storefront operations commonly called “pill mills.” According to a 2011 NPR report, doctors in Florida were prescribing 10 times more oxycodone than all the other U.S. states combined.
In an effort to curb this oxy epidemic, the DEA began cracking down not only on Florida doctors, but also on pharmacies and wholesale drug dis...
Generic Name: OXYCODONE CONCENTRATE SOLUTION - ORAL Pronounced: (OX-i-KOE-done) Oxycodone Oral Uses
This medication is used to help relieve moderate to severe
pain. Oxycodone belongs to a class of drugs known as narcotic (opiate)
analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to
How To Use Oxycodone Oral
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor.
You may take this drug with or without food. If you have nausea, it may help to
take this drug with food. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to
decrease nausea (such as lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head
movement as possible).
Use the provided medicine dropper to carefully measure the
dose. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Do
not confuse the dose in milligrams (mg) with the dose in milliliters (mL). You
may mix the dose with a small amount of juice, water, applesauce or pudding.
Generic Name: IBUPROFEN/OXYCODONE 400 MG/5 MG - ORAL Pronounced: (eye-byou-PRO-fen/ox-ee-KOH-doan) Ibuprofen-Oxycodone Oral Uses
This medication is used for the short-term treatment of
moderate to severe pain. It contains 2 pain relievers: oxycodone and ibuprofen.
Oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever (opiate-type) that acts on certain parts
of the brain to relieve pain. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drug (NSAID) that works by blocking a certain natural substance in your body to
reduce pain and swelling.
How To Use Ibuprofen-Oxycodone Oral
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist
before you start using this product and each time you get a refill. If you have
any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or
Take this medication by mouth with a full glass of water
(8 ounces or 240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not
lie down for at least 10 minutes after ...
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