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Strong opioid drugs like OxyContin, a brand name for the generic oxycodone, are mostly prescribed to treat severe pain. Something special about OxyContin, though:

OxyContin is a two-edged sword in the field of pain management because of its strong effects and potential for abuse. It is sometimes referred to as "hillbilly heroin." Even though opioids are unquestionably effective at relieving excruciating pain, their misuse and potential for addiction highlight how crucial it is to use cautious prescribing techniques and patient education in the fight against the opioid crisis."