FDA says it requires boxed warning on some opioid-based painkillers

March 22, 2016 4:26 PM

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it required short-acting opioid pain medications to carry a boxed warning about the serious risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death.

The action is part of the agency's plan to reassess its approach to opioid medications, the FDA said.(1.usa.gov/1MzXIhg)

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