Dana Owens, Editorial Assistant


Founded by San Francisco-based legal journalist and freelancer Erin Marie Daly, OxyWatchdog reports the latest news in the prescription drug abuse epidemic, particularly the Oxy-to-heroin trend.  Daly is currently working on a book about her brother’s addiction to OxyContin and recent death, and the Oxy-to-heroin phenomenon in general. This blog relates to her research for that book.

Severe penalties, strict rules for doctors needed to curb prescription abuse epidemic

By Dana Owens
Published March 21, 2011


Prescription take-back day holds promise if public is made aware

By Dana Owens
Published September 28, 2010