OxyContin from Canada trafficked into United States

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration reported that more and more drug traffickers are smuggling OxyContin from Canada into the United States.

Canadians can legally purchase OxyContin with a prescription for about $5 per pill. On the black market in the United States, that same pill can be sold between $80 to $100.

(Latest prescription drug abuse statistics.)

Source: Julian Sher, “OxyContin smuggling from Canada rises sharply,” Globe and Mail, November 14, 2011.