Debate Over Zohydro, A Powerful New Opioid

 - Image used under Creative Commons from Flickr user Steve Smith

Image used under Creative Commons from Flickr user Steve Smith

Debate Over Zohydro, A Powerful New Opioid

A coalition of consumers and health care groups is asking the Food and Drug Administration to revoke its approval of a powerful new opioid. Critics say the potential dangers of Zohydro outweigh its value as a pain killer. Guest host Elise Labott and her guests debate the use and abuse of the new drug.

A coalition of consumers and health care groups is asking the Food and Drug Administration to revoke its approval of a powerful new opioid. Critics say the potential dangers of Zohydro outweigh its value as a pain killer. Guest host Elise Labott and her guests debate the use and abuse of the new drug.

Guests

Dr. Michael Carome

director, health research group Public Citizen.

Laura Sullivan

correspondent, NPR Investigations.

Dr. Aneesh Singla

medical director, National Spine and Pain Centers.

Dr. Andrew Kolodny

president, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing.

Judy Foreman

chronic pain patient; health journalist; author of "A Nation in Pain."

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