MOUNT VERNON — It’s a problem among all age groups and in all 88 counties in Ohio: Prescription drug abuse, especially prescription painkillers like oxicodone, more commonly referred to under the brand name Oxycontin.



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2 Responses to “Forum weighs in on drug problem”

  1. Guest

    And who are the drug suppliers??
    DR’S!!!!!!    Why arent they ever held accountable for giving these dangerous drugs to the elderly?  I bet they get a kickback on every filled prescription, so its money in their pocket.

  2. don

    its pointless so why bother? a bunch of elderly people that think they know whats best for society based on not much of nothing or life experience.the drug problem didnt just happen its allways been there! and the real funny thing no matter how much they talk about it and no matter how many people they arrest it will still be there. about as usefull as our countries war on drugs tons of arrests and a ton of money spent and still cannot stop it. it really is a lost cause!