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10 December 2013

Oxycodone the most abused painkiller

Oxycodone the active ingredient in OxyContin and hydrocodone are the most popular drugs among Americans who abuse prescription painkillers.

Oxycodone the active ingredient in OxyContin and hydrocodone are the most popular drugs among Americans who abuse prescription painkillers, a new study finds.

Gender, personality and age were all factors in drug preferences. OxyContin was favoured by those who like taking risks and prefer to inject or snort drugs to get high. Young males are likely to fit that profile, the researchers noted.

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