Friday, March 28, 2014

Rep. Hal Rogers Voices Concern over new drug Zohydro

Representative Hal Rogers heard from officials with the Food and Drug Administration Thursday about the controversial new drug Zohydro.

The House Appropriations Committee hearing focused on the hydrocodone-based painkiller, which the FDA approved last year and became available this month.

Rogers says the drug lacks any safeguards to prevent its abuse.

Rogers says he hopes the FDA will reconsider its decision and delay approval until a tamper-resistant formulation of the drug is available.