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Powerful Painkiller Moxduo Up For FDA Approval

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to approve a powerful new painkiller called Moxduo.

While some experts say the narcotic could be used as a valuable alternative for patients in intense pain, others are concerned that the drug could worsen the epidemic of abuse of prescription painkillers and overdoses.

NPR Science Correspondent Rob Stein discusses the drug and today’s hearing with Here & Now’s Robin Young.


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