FDA urged to revoke Zohydro ER approval; Pain medication can be more narcotic than Vicodin, doctors say

March 1, 2014 7:33:54 PM PST
Dozens of doctors and addiction specialists are urging the Federal Drug Administration to revoke its approval of a powerful new painkiller.

It's called Zohydro ER, straight hydrocodone that can have up to ten times more narcotic than Vicodin.

Some doctors say it would very easy for someone to overdose on the drug and die.

The FDA's own advisory committee voted against approval.

The drug maker says it is confident in the measures proposed to ensure safe use of the drug.


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