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New York, NY – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently called on the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to overturn the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of Zohydro Extended Release (Zohydro ER). The Attorney General also issued an open letter to medical professionals highlighting the potential public safety risks posed by Zohydro ER and reminding them that the drug is subject to the restrictions outlined in New York’s historic Internet System for Tracking Over Prescribing Act (I-STOP) legislation, signed into law in 2012.
“It’s simply irresponsible to manufacture Zohydro without abuse-deterrent formulas, and I am calling on the federal government to reverse this decision,” Attorney General Schneiderman said. “Releasing Zohydro ER without adequate safety precautions threatens the progress that law enforcement and our medical community continue to make in reining in our prescription drug abuse problem. This progress was significantly aided by the passage of New York’s important I-STOP law. This country cannot ignore the powerful lessons learned from the massive and unparalleled increase in prescription and illicit drug abuse resulting from ‘crushable’ OxyContin and other prescription opioids – but this approval of Zohydro ER by the FDA does exactly that. ”
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Attorney General Pam Bondi Asks U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary to Keep Potent Zohydro off Market
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—After the Food and Drug Administration ignored the plea of 29 attorneys general asking the FDA not to approve the highly potent painkiller Zohydro and to require abuse-deterrent technologies, Attorney General Pam Bondi and four other attorneys general are now imploring U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to keep this drug off the market until abuse-deterrent safeguards are implemented. Zohydro ER is a new high-dose opioid painkiller five to ten times more potent than currently available hydrocodone products.
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Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Calls on Sec. Sebelius to Overturn Zohydro Approval
Press Release Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Contact Information: Allison Gardner Martin
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway joined five other state attorneys general today in calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to overturn the recent approval of Zohydro ER.
"We do not want to see the great strides we have made in Kentucky combating prescription drug abuse reversed," General Conway said. "For decades, we have fought the disastrous effects of the illegal marketing of the drug OxyContin. Zohydro ER has the potential to exacerbate the prescription pill epidemic, and the FDA's decision to approve the drug doesn't make sense."
Sentiment: Strong Sell
As far as I'm concern you can have 50.Those fifty are not the GATEKEEPER.The FDA will give them their middle finger.This is the best pain medicine that's out there right now.Where are going save as many liver as we can.
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Eleventotwo: welcome new member! Please don't forget to let us know about the House and Senate bills seeking to ban Zohydro, as well as the one introduced in the State of Ohio. Not sure what we'd do without your insight.
I heard that Dr Oz is going to have a segment on Zohydro too. Can you please confirm? Many thanks in advance!