Monday, June 11, 2012

Vicodin-Type Pain Pills May Face Stricter U.S. Regulation

Vicodin and other hydrocodone- combination painkillers may face tighter U.S. oversight following repeated reports of misuse and addiction that have been cited by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates pharmaceutical sales, will meet in October to discuss the risks and benefits of hydrocodone preparations used as pain relievers or cough suppressants.