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FDA Approves Zohydro ER

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Last month the FDA approved a new high-dose narcotic painkiller, Zohydro ER, against the advice of its own advisors. Zohydro ER is five to 10 times stronger than traditional opioid painkillers and does not have abuse-deterrent properties. However, the FDA argues the benefits of Zohydro ER outweigh the costs.