Prescription Painkillers Cost up to 13 Times More on Street

A sampling of the street prices for one tablet of some commonly abused prescription painkillers reveals they cost as much as 13 times more on the street, according to a report by CNN Money.

 

Here are federal law enforcement agencies' listings of the street prices of five illegally used painkillers, compared with retail prices for prescriptions, found at pharmacychecker.com.

 

Oxycontin: $50-$80 on the street compared with $6 retail.


Oxycodone: $12-$40 on the street compared with $6 retail.


Hydrocodone: $5-$20 on the street compared with $1.50 retail.


Percocet: $10-$15 on the street compared with $6 retail.


Vicodin: $5-$25 on the street compared with $1.50 retail.

 

Read the CNN Money report on painkillers.


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