Imagine How Much Oxy NYC Really Ingests

03.16.11 Bucky Turco

According to the Wall Street Journal, the use of oxycodone, a more socially acceptable form of heroin that allows pharmaceutical companies and drug dealers alike to profit off it, has risen sharply in NYC. In the past three years, oxy consumption has reportedly doubled and a city narcotics prosecutor said that over 1 million prescriptions of the drug were filled in 2010 alone. Wow: That doesn’t even take the illicit market into account. Not surprisingly, this surge in opiates is mostly Staten Island’s fault.