New Research Shows Significant Decrease in Street Value of Oxycontin

The street value of the opioid painkiller OxyContin has decreased significantly since the drug was reformulated in 2010 to deter drug abuse, injection and overdose, according to a recent study reported by Researched Abuse, Diversion and Addiction-Related Surveillance (RADARS®) System. With a mean street value of 66 cents per milligram, the street price of the reformulated, abuse-deterrent version is 34 percent lower than that of the original OxyContin, valued at $1 per milligram. The original formulation is crushable and allows an abuser to snort and inject easily.

Source: – September 9, 2013

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