Report: Oxycodone prescriptions skyrocket
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ALBANY -- Prescriptions for oxycodone, an opiate painkiller, skyrocketed by 82 percent across New York State from 2007 through 2010, according to a new report by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Some areas of Suffolk County feature the highest rates of oxycodone prescriptions written in the state -- 1.5 times the statewide median.
"The prescription abuse crisis in New York and across...