Injuries caused by prescription medications are ones that you don’t hear talked about very often. You might be surprised just how long some dangerous medications can stay on the shelves, even after there have been reports of their harmful effects. These are often some of the most egregious injuries because people are being hurt by something that they hoped would help them. A new painkiller is in the crosshairs of the Indiana attorney general because he believes it poses a serious risk to consumer’s health and safety.
The powerful painkiller Zohydro, used to treat chronic pain, was approved by the FDA despite major criticisms. The attorney general isn’t alone. The medical community, attorneys, even the FDA’s own advisory committee objected to the release of the drug, which is ten times more narcotic than powerful painkillers like Vicodin.
Doctors have been urging the FDA to revoke the drug because it brings an incredibly high risk of accidental overdose, and they don’t think the public has been made aware of the level of danger for potential abuse. According to the drug’s literature itself, “accidental consumption of even one dose of Zohydro ER, especially by children, can result in a fatal overdose of hydrocodone.”
Dangerous prescription drugs are nothing to gloss over. They destroy lives and destroy families. In 2011 alone, prescription drugs took the life of over 700 people according to the Indiana State Department of Health.
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Source. The Indy Channel, ‘http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/ind-ag-wants-new-painkiller-drug-taken-off-market,’ Chris Proffitt, March 26, 2014.