written on 04.04.2014

FDA's OK of opioid overdose treatment doesn't quell backlash over Zohydro


In the wake of the controversy over the FDA's decision to approve Zohydro, a pure hydrocodone drug that has no tamper-resistant technology tied to it, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Thursday used the approval of a new overdose treatment that anyone can carry to make her case that the FDA is just as concerned as everyone else about opioid drug abuse in the country.