Prospect of free market for pain pills raises alarms on Staten Island (4/19/13)

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Tension is mounting on the expiration of OxyContin, which is set to mark Tuesday. Where the Food Drug Administration is making plans to approve generic versions of the drug.

Lawmakers, substance abuse counselors and anti-drug community groups have reason of concern if the generic drug goes public. As this will pose new dangers for abuse of the prescription painkillers.

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