I worked for a time in a medical examiner office and can assure you that oxycontin has been implicated in numerous deaths
. There are generally co-factors involved. Alcohol
especially, but often other drugs, from valium to tramadol, blach, blah. I would not want to discourage use of oxycontin, because it has a place in medicine, however. There were reasons why it became such a tightly controlled substance.