OxyContin, the pharmaceutical painkiller known as "hillbilly heroin
" to law enforcement officials because of its popularity as an illegal recreational narcotic for some residents of the Appalachians, is no longer the most costly drug used in workers' compensation cases, according to a new study.
After all, he went into rehab when he was just 17, after confessing to being hooked on alcohol and oxycontin, known as "hillbilly heroin
", and had looked destined to be yet another Hollywood casualty.
It is especially popular as an abusive drug in Appalachia, where it is called hillbilly heroin
Police believe that the robber, like dozens of other robbers in the area in recent years, was after OxyContin, or "hillbilly heroin
." When the robber pulled his gun out, pharmacist Lawrence Maida, Sr.
Part crime thriller; part soap opera, part sociological history, part business expose, the book weaves together stories of a high school cheerleader's descent into addiction and her mother's frustrating attempts to find successful treatment, a doctor's battle to save his rural community from the ravages of this so-called hillbilly heroin
, and the pharmaceutical company's response to the growing number of addictions and deaths traced to the drug.
The decline in heroin use was associated with the consistent abuse of prescribed opiods which includes the "hillbilly heroin
The Hole singer, who has battled addiction herself, said she had to "physically push Peaches and her pal out of the door" due to the temptation of the drugs, dubbed "hillbilly heroin
However, she said that the provenance of this so-called Hillbilly Heroin
could be a good giveaway for desperate parents.
The drug, known on the street as OC, O and hillbilly heroin
, becomes menacingly dangerous if used inappropriately.
The first report on "hillbilly heroin
" written by Greg Stone in 2001 credits a pharmaceutical representative for this epigram connoting the regional popularity of "a potentially lethal" and "highly abused painkiller", oxycodone.
They want to know if Dr Murray, 56 - who struck up a frienship with Jacko when he treated the star for a cold last year - injected the singer with the powerful painkiller Demerol nicknamed Hillbilly Heroin
before his death at his rented mansion in Holmby Hils, LA, on Thursday night.
Her brother Jack had already been in rehab a year earlier, aged 17, after using marijuana, alcohol and Oxycontin, the so-called Hillbilly heroin