FDA will require warnings on immediate-release painkillers

March 22, 2016 7:19 PM

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In an effort to stem the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, the Food and Drug Administration will require its strongest warning on immediate-release opioid painkillers.

The "black box" warning will alert users to the "serious risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death" involved with taking opioids, a class of painkillers that includes morphine, Vicodin and Percocet. The warnings will appear on immediate-release painkillers, which are taken every four to ...

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