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A semisynthetic opioid drug, C18H21NO4, used in its hydrochloride form as a pain reliever, often in combination with nonopioid analgesics such as acetaminophen.



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12 scripts Irish doctors issued 92,112 for oxycodone - known on the streets as "hillbilly heroin" - in 2009.
In the US the drug has been given the nickname "hillbilly heroin" due to widespread addiction.
OxyContin: The prescription painkiller is also known as Oxy, OC, Ox, O, Oxycotton, 512s, Blues, Kickers and Hillbilly Heroin.
Painkillers: Captain Cody, Cody, sizzurp, lean, syrup, schoolboy, doors and fours, loads, oxy, oxycotton, oxycet, hillbilly heroin, percs
An addictive painkiller dubbed "hillbilly heroin" is on the rise in Scotland as prescriptions have soared by almost 60 per cent in five years.
Crush 'em up and snort 'em - it's known as hillbilly heroin. Have you got any left?" Nowadays, Ozzy is more likely to be found doing food shopping, which he calls his favourite pastime.
Crush 'em up and snort 'em - it's u known as hillbilly heroin. Have you got any left?" When I say they have all gone, he quips: "Well, then, I'll have to break your other leg..."
These public health problems have now reached epidemic proportions all over West Virginia, perhaps particularly south of US Route 60 where US 119 is sometimes referred to with gallows humor as the "Hillbilly Heroin Highway".
According to National Enquirer, Efron overdosed on powerful painkiller oxycodone, known as "hillbilly heroin", after a night of drinking and abusing the prescription drug in a New York hotel suite, and collapsed, Stuff.co.nz reported.
The Purdue case was particularly notorious because it centered on OxyContin, which became known as Hillbilly Heroin because it was so regularly abused by so many people who found it easier to afford and obtain than some illicit drugs.
Inside, you'll find stories like the tale of a displaced Southerner so homesick for sweet tea that she got a tattoo devoted to "the real hillbilly heroin." But because this story is in Garden & Gun, the tattoo is understated and done in a hip letterpress font.
Powerful The family want to know if Dr Murray, 56 - who struck up a friendship with Jacko when he treated the star for a cold last year - injected the singer with the powerful painkiller Demerol nicknamed Hillbilly Heroin before his death at his rented mansion in Holmby Hils, LA, on Thursday night.