Abuse of oxycodone, a prescription opioid painkiller, is an epidemic responsible for millions of overdoses and at least 11,000 deaths annually.

 A pharmaceutical form of heroin, the drug is now a top seller, with 100 million prescriptions written over the past 15 years – the equivalent of 1 bottle of pills for every 3 Americans.

Read about it here:  http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/why-its-so-hard-win-war-against-us-oxycodone-epidemic

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