The purpose of this site is to bring awareness on how easy it is to overdose Oxycontin(Oxy's) it's other ABUSE dangers and the dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse
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 Currently oxycontin is approved for moderate-severe pain. The sad truth is too many people are faking moderate pain and selling the pills on the street. After all we would NOT have these OXY related death's if the kids were not able to buy oxy on the street. Also so many death's and addiction happen to people who NEVER should of been prescribed it in the first place.  We need oxy reclassified to it's original use which is CANCER and SEVERE pain.

Parents lobby for stronger laws on prescription drug abuse


By John Kennedy
Tallahassee Bureau

February 5, 2004

TALLAHASSEE � Parents armed with posters of their dead children came to a drug symposium Wednesday at the state Capitol focused on skyrocketing prescription drug abuse in the state.

Teresa Ashcraft, of DeBary, brought a shot of her 19-year-old son Bobby Ashcraft in a tuxedo, scrawled with the handwritten message: "OxyContin killed his future."

"It doesn't matter if you live in a slum or a pillared mansion," said Ashcraft, a cafeteria manager with the Volusia County school system. "People are dying from these drugs, and we have to stop it."

The symposium, which drew Gov. Jeb Bush, Attorney General Charlie Crist, and state and national drug experts, was the latest in a series of efforts aimed at rallying support to curb prescription-drug abuse, which officials said is killing an average of five Floridians a day.

"This is a horrible situation that we need to deal with, and we will," Bush said.

Turning to the half-dozen parents lining a front row at the hearing, Bush said their presence "puts a human face on an issue that is so painful, for so many families in this state."

Barbara Waldron, of Palm Beach Gardens, grew tearful when recalling her daughter, Blair, who struggled for years with depression before dying last February of a fatal mix of Xanax, an anti-anxiety medication, cocaine and heroin, just hours after being released from the hospital.

Maryann Carey, of Delray Beach, remembered her son Steven, 25, as a free spirit, who used cocaine, Xanax and Oxycontin, a narcotic pain reliever, the night he died. "He was a party person,' Carey said. "They called themselves the weekend warriors. But he didn't get his drugs through prescription. They're on the streets."

The grieving parents said they thought legislation now in the works could have helped spare their children.

The legislation would create a new prescription-tracking database, financed partly by Purdue Pharma, the Connecticut maker of OxyContin. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has reported that deaths in Florida from prescription drugs were topping those from illegal drugs and that state regulators have largely failed to curb runaway Medicaid prescription costs for pain-relief patches, sleeping pills, tranquilizers and other highly abused drugs.


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