HealthWatch: Controversial Pain Med OK’d

IRVINE, Cal. — The FDA’s recent approval of a new painkiller is drawing protests. Zohydro ER is the first medication that contains only hydrocodone. The capsules also contain up to ten times more hydrocodone than medications currently on the market. Those who’ve lost loved ones to prescription drug abuse say Zohydro will only create more … Continue reading »

New Safety Measures For Prescription Painkillers

By Danielle Craig MEDFORD, Ore. — Legal painkillers, used illegally, are killing hundreds of thousands of people nationwide each year. In Jackson County, 25 people lost their lives to pain pills in 2009; that’s why the FDA is stepping in with some new rules for oipiod painkillers. The Food and Drug Administration wants the companies … Continue reading »