Debate Over Zohydro, A Powerful New Opioid
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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.
director, health research group Public Citizen.
correspondent, NPR Investigations.
medical director, National Spine and Pain Centers.
president, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing.
chronic pain patient; health journalist; author of "A Nation in Pain."