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ID:

292

Date:

2007-08-21

Headline:

Analysis finds pain medicine use has risen by 90 percent

Reporter's name:

Frank Bass

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Sales of OxyContin and four other popular painkillers nearly doubled in the eight years preceding 2005, according to federal drug prescription data obtained under FOIA and analyzed by the Associated Press.

Notes:

Story does not mention FOIA, but e-mail from then-AP correspondent John Solomon to AP Counsel Dave Tomlin notes that Bass obtained the database under FOIA.

Keywords:

painkillers, oxycodone, Appalachia, Columbus, Ohio, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., codeine, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, meperidine, OxyContin, "hillbilly heroin," St. Louis, University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. Vicodin, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Putnam, Conn., Kansas City, Mo., Nashville, Tenn., Long Island. Fredericksburg, Va., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Purdue Pharmaceuticals,

URL:

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/health&id=5587860


Agencies:

DEA

States:

US

Categories:

general government


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