See my post on the 26th of Jan 2011 on the attached thread link:
((("The "high" that people were getting with the Oxycontin, and the reason that people were ODing on it, Was that Oxycontin is never suppose to be chewed or crushed or in any other way broken, and that is what the abusers were doing with it, and often they were dying after doing that from an over dose. This is a time released medication, and if crushed or chewed or other wise broken it can release a deadly over dose of oxycodone. I have heard that now it has been reformulated and even if crushed or broken you can not get this high or over dose from this medication, I do know that the tablets are a bit thicker than the old ones, and on one of the other CP forums people are claiming that the new med is not near as effective as the old one, but personally I have not noticed any difference. ")))
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!
Post Edited (White Beard) : 2/3/2011 7:39:42 PM (GMT-7)