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To: John Valentine
The oxycodone in the patch cannot be extracted, concentrated or abused in any way...

No offense, but I wouldn't bet on that.

Druggies are an entirely different class of being.

If they can find a way to mainline it with a shovel, that's what they'll do.

48 posted on 12/26/2011 3:50:44 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
No offense, but I wouldn't bet on that.

No offense, but I think I know a bit more about this than you do. While it is not theoretically impossible to extract the oxycodone from the patch (where it is chemically encased in phosphoylated tocopheryl vesicles), the difficulty and cost of doing so exceeds the difficulty and cost of synthesizing oxycodone directly.

Bring the druggies on, they will break their shovels on this one.

62 posted on 12/26/2011 4:00:19 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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