Opioids are a classification of drugs that includes hydrocodone (eg, Vicodin), oxycodone (eg, OxyContin and Percocet, which combines oxycodone with acetaminophen), oxymorphone (eg, Opana), and methadone.
Since 1999, sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States. And as sales have skyrocketed, so has abuse, addiction, and overdose. Use of heroin, an illegal opioid, has also significantly increased.
In response to America's opioid epidemic:
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