The Food and Drug Administration have received petitions to reverse its approval of the painkiller Zohydro for addiction concerns. Zohydro is an opioid painkiller similar to morphine or oxycodone that contains hydrocodone but not acetaminophen. While chronic pain patients approved the approval of the new medication, controversy arose over the potency of the painkiller.
According to the opposing coalition composed of physicians and addiction experts, Zohydro contains a potent amount of medication that could be fatal to new patients not used to strong opioids. A petition states that only two capsules could cause a lethal overdoes and if one pill capsule was taken by a child it could result in a fatal overdose.
Zohydro, manufactured by Zogenix Inc. can contain up to ten times the amount of hydrocodone as Vicodin or Lortab. The coalition opposes the release of Zohydro due to the dangers of overdosing and the risk of addiction and misuse.
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