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Prescriber Checkup

Prescribers of OXYCONTIN in Puerto Rico

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; National Technical Information Service; First Databank