Hydrocodone pills are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
Painkiller ‘Will Kill People as Soon as It’s Released’
Some 40 experts hope FDA will reevaluate potentially-deadly Zohydro
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
A new FDA-approved painkiller isn’t set to hit pharmacy shelves until next month, but critics are already warning it could kill—with just two pills. Zohydro, which the FDA gave the green light in October against the advice of its advisory panel, will serve as a powerful pain pill for those who can’t get relief from what’s already out there. It contains the same basic ingredient (hydrocodone) as Vicodin, but it has 5 to 10 times the power,….
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