FDA Advisers Vote Against Approving New Opioid Painkiller

April 22, 2014 8:20 PM

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A key government panel Tuesday voted unanimously against approval of a powerful opioid prescription painkiller intended to provide faster relief with fewer side effects.

At the conclusion of a hearing, the Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted 14 to 0 against recommending that the agency approve Moxduo, the first drug to combine morphine and oxycodone into one capsule.

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