OxyContin is on the rise in the United States and Canada.
Now it is killing more people in India than it has in years, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The drug is also on the move into China, India and Brazil.
OxyContin is a brand name for the powerful painkiller oxycodone.
It was created by Purdue Pharma in the 1970s and has become one of the most widely prescribed medications in the world.
It is also being prescribed in the UK.
In India, OxyContin overdose deaths jumped from 3,845 in 2015 to 6,923 in 2017, according the latest data from the Ministry of Health.
In 2017, Oxycontin was used in 2,982 deaths, more than the 2,872 deaths recorded in 2015.
The death toll rose in India from 1,622 in 2015, to 1,913 in 2017.
More:India’s top health official says there has been a rise in opioid overdoses over the last year.
India’s National Drug Control Organisation (NDCO) says there are more than 10,000 overdose deaths every day, and that the drug is being prescribed more than ever.
NDCO also warns against overprescribing of OxyContin.
There are many ways to stop using opioids, including stopping using them in certain circumstances, using the correct opioid dosage and quitting if you have problems with withdrawal symptoms.
India is the world’s biggest consumer of opioids, and the country is home to one of its biggest heroin markets.
The country is the epicentre of a growing problem of drug addiction, according an international survey of doctors.