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Prescription drug bottles at a pharmacy. (credit: AP)

FDA Chief Defends New Painkiller As Criticism Intensifies

Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug’s approval.

03/13/2014

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Powerful New Painkiller Has Some Addiction Specialists Worried

A powerful new opiate has been approved by the FDA and will hit the market next month, but some Doctors are already sounding the addiction alarm.

02/27/2014

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FDA Wants Limits On Most Prescribed Painkiller

The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.

10/24/2013

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Police Nab Suspect In Dallas Pharmacy Robbery

Police in Dallas had been investigating a pharmacy robbery, but it was tips from the public that ultimately helped them identify and locate the man believed to be responsible.

08/23/2013