Emit II Plus Oxycodone AssayEnabling early detection of pain prescription abuse
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total economic burden of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.1
Oxycodone is a semisynthetic opioid analgesic prescribed for the relief of moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone structurally resembles codeine and morphine, with similar analgesic properties and potential for addiction and abuse. Oxycodone is a DEA schedule II drug. The drug oxycodone is prescribed in controlled-release form (OXYCONTIN), or in combination with acetaminophen (PERCOCET) or with aspirin (PERCODAN).
1 Florence CS, Zhou C, Luo F, Xu L. The Economic Burden of Prescription Opioid Overdose, Abuse, and Dependence in the United States, 2013. Med Care. 2016;54(10):901-906. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000000625.