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Which Opioid based medicines quoted on Wall Street Journal are potentially fatal?

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Posted on Mon, 30 Nov 2015
Question: I would like a list of Opioid based prescription Medicean that the Wall Street Journal is saying has led to over 40,000 deaths in 2012
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (42 minutes later)
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I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. The list of opioid prescription medicines quoted by the Wall Street Journal which probably caused 40000 deaths in 2012 includes the following

(i) Oxycodone is a semisynthetic opioid
(ii) Hydrocodone is a semi synthetic opioid
(iii) Methadone is a synthetic opioid and
(iv) Methamphetamine acts on opioid receptors.

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Which Opioid based medicines quoted on Wall Street Journal are potentially fatal?

Brief Answer: Please find the details listed below Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing in to us. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. 1. The list of opioid prescription medicines quoted by the Wall Street Journal which probably caused 40000 deaths in 2012 includes the following (i) Oxycodone is a semisynthetic opioid (ii) Hydrocodone is a semi synthetic opioid (iii) Methadone is a synthetic opioid and (iv) Methamphetamine acts on opioid receptors. Hope your query is answered. Please do write back if you have any doubts Regards,