Listen! At the same time as the FDA is approving Zohydro, they are also going to restrict and recategorize Oxycontin and many other similar drugs and put those other drugs from Category 3 into Category 2, which is where Zohydro is being put. What this means is that the preferred treatment will be Zohydro, since they will all be restricted the same. And Zohydro doesn't have the liver killing ingredient Acepetmine (sic). So all of the doctors will be prescribing Zohydro, since that is what the patients will want, since it will be the strongest painkiller.
Correct. FDA and doctors intended to replace Vicodin with hydrochode stand alone formulation which has no liver injury by restricting Vicodin from Schedule III to Schedule II. Vicodin is most abused medicine with liver injury side effect. But Zohydro has more abuse potential due to its high dose and pure hydrochode. that is why some senators tried to block approval of Zohydro.
for long term, Zohydro sale will be huge. people will swtich Vicodine to Zohydro.
Vicodin has more than 100 million prescription on 2011 . Huge market
Exactly, My doctor say's , would you like a painkiller that kills your pain or would you like a weaker pain killer, I say, Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh , Let me think about it, Oh Ok, I'll take the one that Kills my pain, GOOD POINT
agreed , right now pure oxy is prescribed to chemo patients....they don't want any tylenol or ibuprofen in your system while your imune system is down for fear that it will mask a fever which is indicative to infection