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FDA adds boldest warning to most widely used painkillers

 


WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators will add their strongest warning labels to the most widely prescribed painkillers, part of a multi-pronged government campaign to stem an epidemic of abuse and death tied to drugs like Vicodin and Percocet.

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday plans to add a boxed warning — the most serious type — to all immediate-release opioid painkillers, including some 175 branded and generic drugs.

http://www.startribune.com/fda-adds-strongest-warning-to-widely-used-painkillers/373097101/


 

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