Sunday, November 28, 2004

Fromthe Barrie (Ont.) Advance:
OxyContin quickly becoming a problem in North America
Since its launch in 1996, OxyContin has become North America's most prescribed painkiller.
On the street, where its illicit use grows, it is known as "killer," a term Newmarket's Sandra Norris can attest is only too appropriate.

Norris, a quality-improvement specialist with York Region, looked back to last May 28. It was her 15th wedding anniversary, but it will be forever remembered as the day her nephew, Chad Gardiner, died. He committed suicide, leaping from the top level of a parking garage in London, Ont. He was 26, and addicted to OxyContin.

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