Deadly Oxycontin's appeal as strong as ever By Larry King Inquirer Staff Writer The Philadelhia Inquirer Richard Paolino, once considered the area's top illicit supplier of the narcotic painkiller OxyContin, has been jailed since his arrest in March 2001. The former Bensalem doctor is set to be sentenced today, and he could spend the rest of his life behind bars. But sidelining Paolino apparently has done little to slow the abuse of oxycodone - the active ingredient in OxyContin and similar drugs - which can give a heroin- like high if taken incorrectly. "I don't want to underestimate the impact of his arrest," said Philadelphia Police Inspector Jeremiah Daley, until recently in charge of the city's narcotics division. Paolino "was a huge purveyor, but I also don't want to say that his arrest and conviction ended the problem." According to a survey of coroners and medical examiners, the drug caused or contributed to at least 92 deaths last year . . . [...] This is only an excerpt -- read the complete news at: http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/3507725.htm Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 27 Jyeshtth 5104, Thursday, June 26, 2003: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Dakshinaya Nartana Ritau Mithun Mase Krishna Pakshe Guru Vasara Yuktayam Krittik-Rohini Nakshatr Shool Yog Gar-Vanij Karan Trayodashi Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.