Edie Falco's Nurse Jackie a Model For Hospital Drug Use?

There are two secrets to Edie Falco's competence as nurse Jackie Peyton on Showtime's Nurse Jackie. First, she is smarter than most of the doctors. And second, "a little oxy," as Falco refers to the opiate painkiller Oxycontin, which she uses, along with Vicodin and Percocet, to help her stay alert and manage her emotions through the harrowing days in the emergency room. For nurse Jackie, "a little oxy" is a way to get through the day, and she seems to be in control of her consumption. But for...Full Story
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