Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic narcotic analgesic derived from Thebaine. The prescription opiate is used to treat moderate to severe pain, but is regularly abused and used for addiction purposes. Synthesized in 1916, the drug was created in the hope it would retain the analgesic effects of morphine and heroin with less dependence. Clinically used under the trade name OxyContin since 1939, oxycodone is now one of the most widely abused drugs in America as part of their ongoing opioid crisis.
Through the world’s most aggressive research and development, Randox Toxicology have created an ELISA kit for oxycodone. With our ever-expanding test menu, we offer the highest quality ELISA kits available on the market. Our results provide excellent correlation with confirmatory methods and unrivalled limits of detection.
A habit-forming drug, oxycodone can be taken in different ways; oral administration, intranasal use, rectal administration and injection. Amongst novice abusers, oxycodone is most commonly administered orally. Many addicts will crush or chew oxycodone drugs such as OxyContin to overcome the time realise mechanism and gain a higher intensity, according to the Centre for Substance Abuse Research.
Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death in America for those aged under 50. Randox Toxicology are dedicated to helping the fight against drug abuse!
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