The new OxyContin

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by Nancy, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Because of the recent change to abuse-deterrent tablet, Oxy-Contin is being replaced by a new easier to use drug called Opana. The street names for this drug include bears, panas, pandas, and panda bears.

    I think it's important for us to stay aware of the new illegal drug trends.

    Last edited: Aug 29, 2012
  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    opana has been around for years but it was strictly used for severe chronic pain and most people had never heard of it. Now that insurance companies send out formularies every year people can look up what each company will approve for pain and opana is one of those that is listed. Personally I think this has caused an increase in people knowing about some of the stronger pain medications. Opana has its place but certainly not in the hands of most people. I would rebel if they tried to put me on it. I think ALL of the long acting pain medications should now have the same thing done to them that oxycontin and Morphine ER have had done. If you attempt to crush them to mix them or snort them, they become inactive. I think that is perfect. That means addicts cant shoot them up as hillbilly heroin. Yes I suppose they can still take the pills but I dont think they would get that immediate high they are looking for. They release so slowly unless they can get really high mg pills. I seriously doubt anyone would even notice anything but maybe nausea if they took one of my morphine pills. That would probably be good!
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I didn't mean it was a new drug, I meant it was the new Oxy because like you say they have made oxy non-crushable.