Vermont Becomes Second State to Take Action Against Zohydro Prescribing

Following the decision by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to order a ban on prescribing and dispensing the pure hydrocodone painkiller Zohydro, Vermont’s governor announced an emergency order to make it more difficult for doctors to prescribe the drug.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin said he joins the many critics of the drug, who are wondering more info

why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it, according to the Associated Press, “What puzzles all of us is the recent FDA action to approve a new opiate that’s stronger and likely to be even more addictive because of its strength,” he said.

Full story of Vermont and Zohydro prescribing at drugfree.org

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