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New pain pill will “kill people as soon as it is released”

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A newly approved pain medication aimed at easing the suffering of long-term patients has many in the medical community worried.

Over 40 health care, consumer and addiction treatment groups want the FDA to revoke its approval of Zohydro.

Zohydro is a hydrocodone, since it is generic and not brand based, drug and is believed to be highly addictive.

A leading medical expert called the pill a “whopping dose of hydrocodone packed in easy-to-crush capsule.”

He also went on to say it will kill people as soon as it is released.

The FDA says the drug’s benefit outweigh any risks.

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