FDA approves Purdue's painkiller that can reduce abuse

November 20, 2014 7:05 PM

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(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a long-acting narcotic painkiller with abuse-resistant properties made by Purdue Pharma L.P., the agency said on Thursday.

The FDA approved the once-daily drug, Hysingla ER, with the expectation that it will reduce, though not necessarily prevent, abuse through snorting or injecting.

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