Opponents say new prescription drug will create more addicts

By WEEK Producer

Opponents say new prescription drug will create more addicts

April 4, 2014 Updated Apr 4, 2014 at 5:47 PM CDT

The FDA’s recent approval of a new painkiller is drawing protests.

A group demonstrated in front of the Food and Drug Administration's offices condemning the approval of Zohydro ER.

The drug contains up to ten times more Hydrocodone than medications currently on the market.

Those who have lost loved ones to prescription drug abuse say the new drug will only create more addicts and claim more lives.

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