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    A.) Introduction Oxycodone is a narcotic medicine similar to Morphine. Oxycodone helps dull the intensity of pain by increasing the bodies’ pain tolerance or eliminating the pain completely. Oxycodone is usually prescribed to people who require constant pain relief for their everyday lives. Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid, which means it is made in a lab from natural opiates. Oxycodone was first made in 1916 from thebaine, an opioid alkaloid, by two German scientists named, Freund and Speyer. The drug did not become popular until the pill was cut with aspirin and named Percodan in the early 50s. In 1970 Percodan was listed as a Schedule II drug, meaning it was often abused, in the Federal Controlled Substances Act. Soon after, another oxycodone product, Percocet was placed on the market. In an attempt to avoid more abuse and robberies, Percocet was prescribed much more carefully. However, the effectiveness made the drug become highly desirable as a painkiller. In 1996, the pure version of oxycodone was released onto the market as OxyContin. Many lawsuits have been made against the company because of the numerous deaths caused from people abusing their drug and overdosing. B.) Making Oxycodone Oxycodone is prepared by altering thebaine, an organic chemical found in the opium poppy and Persian poppy. Opium is a narcotic containing codeine,…

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    from 2006-2013 death rates have declined by 12%, doctor shopping has declined, and the amount of prescriptions being prescribed to individuals has declined by 8% (Dowell, Zhang, Noonan, & Hockenberry, 2016). With data being so limited nationally, it is better to look at states individually, ones who have fully implemented the program into their systems. Some examples of these states are Florida, New York, and Oregon. Out of all the states Florida has shown the most improvement in combating the…

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    Opioids Persuasive Essay

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    accidents as the leading cause of injury death” (moving beyond) Our government spends billions of dollars for the war on drugs, but only a small percentage of it focuses on pharmaceutical opioids that are being misprescribed and abused. Opioids are chemically similar to heroin and morphine and act on the brain in the same manner as these street drugs. They present intrinsic abuse and addiction, especially if used for nonmedical purposes. Even people that are taking these pills for medical…

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    Oxycodone Research Paper

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    Oxycodone is a very scary opiate drug and withdrawal is even a scarier process. “The drug is in a class of medications called opioid analgesics; they work by changing the way your brain and nervous system respond to pain.”Symptoms of Oxycodone withdrawal include: “Flu-like symptoms, Anxiety, Depression, Nausea and vomiting, Fever, Bone and muscle pain, Panic attacks, Insomnia, Weakness, Sweating and chills.” The drug is in a class of medications called opioid analgesics; they work by changing…

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    I1. You walk into Anna’s room and on initial assessment you found Anna is restless. The patient care tech just finished doing the vital signs on Anna and handed over it to you; BP: 170/84 mm Hg Pulse: 122 beats/minute Respirations: 40/minute Pulse Oximetry: 96% on the BiPAP Oral Temperature: 98.6F (Her last ABG done 30 minutes before shows pH of 7.38, Pco2 of 40, Po2 of 110, and HCo3 of 24) Anna is found restless, pulling on to the mask trying to remove it and the patient care tech is…

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    Oxycodone is a drug that is prescribed by doctors for pain relief. Like many pain relief medications, it can end up becoming addictive when it is used for an extended period of time. Individuals who become addicted may experience oxycodone withdrawal symptoms as they try to quit. Because of this, it is important to seek out the help and support of a treatment center. What Causes Oxycodone Withdrawal? Starting in the 1960s, the global health community began to realize the dangerous potential…

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    Introduction: The Film “Time Bomb” goes into detail regarding the pain relief tablet “Oxycodone” and how the billion-dollar painkiller has influenced countless American lives. Back in its heyday before its reputational downfall Oxycodone was used to relief individuals with soreness, muscle pain and stiffness for a temporary and in a short period of time. It may have been known as the miracle drug, helping American lives deal with their pain and let them carry on with their daily lives, but is…

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    where the line lays between prescription drugs and illegal ones. The legal drugs have many side effects, and can be as dangerous as the illegal ones. Heroin and Oxycodone have similarities. Yet, one is legal and the other is not. It’s insane how the one is much more controlled than the other. The obviously legal one is oxycodone. What makes it so special that it’s legal? What’s so bad about heroin? You always hear that Oxycodone should be illegal. Why isn’t it, illegal? Oxycodone isn’t illegal…

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    From my perspective, I belive that the discovery of amphetamines, tobacco and oxycodone has a big effect on some of the substance abuse issues in today’s society. An individual will take amphetamines to feel that high feeling and not worry about breaking the law. Because you do not need a prescription to buy such drug. There are no warning signs informing the consumer of the addictions to the use of the drug, which has amphetamine in it. As a counselor, I would advocate to warner each consumer…

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    report dated 6/8/2016, patient’s medications include Pulmicort, oxycodone, Ambien, Soma, Zantac, lisinopril, and simvastatin. Based on the progress report dated 09/07/16 by Dr. Chow, the patient presents with left-sided lumbar back pain symptoms radiating into the left lower limb in a radiculopathic pattern. Exacerbating…

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