FDA orders more stringent labeling for opioid drugs

September 11, 2013 7:07 AM

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FDA orders more stringent labeling for opioid drugs

Physicians will be urged to prescribe OxyContin and other powerful painkillers only for patients with the greatest need. Public health and addiction experts call the action insufficient.

Responding to calls to stem a growing epidemic of prescription drug addiction and overdose deaths, federal officials are urging doctors to reserve the most powerful pain drugs for patients who need long-term, around-the-clock treatment that can't be managed by other means.

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