At times painkillers could be fatal. Similar situation rose when the potent new painkiller in US market is exposed to the danger of raising opioid addiction. Warnings from the top experts have been released that this drug leads to a deadly setback in America's fight with opioid addiction.
The drug Zohydro ER is supposed to have 10 times the amount of hydrocodone that is the most popular painkiller Vicodin. On top of it can be crushed easily so it could be snorted. It does not contain any safeguards added to pills like OxyContin (oxycodone).
According to the statistics around 15,000 people die every year from the prescription painkiller use. This drug's approval has actually raised a question for the doctors, lawmakers and affected people.
Justifying the use of painkiller, the drugmaker, California stated that the “acetaminophen-free formulation of extended release hydrocodone is an important therapeutic option for certain chronic pain patients.”