28 State Attorneys General Urge FDA to Reconsider Approval of a Powerful New Painkiller

Attorneys general from 28 states, including Joseph Foster of New Hampshire and William H. Sorrell of Vermont, have asked the FDA to reconsider its approval of Zohydro, a powerful new prescription painkiller. The FDA approved Zohydro in December against the recommendation of its own advisory board.

Since Zohydro is ten times stronger than Vicodin, there is great concern that a lack of oversight and over-zealous pharmaceutical sales could lead to widespread abuse and other potential dangers from this particular medication.

Dangerous Medications

Concerns over Zohydro range from over-prescription of the medication to patient overuse resulting in addiction or serious injury. When a medication is used as directed or prescribed and causes injury, victims are entitled to seek compensation through a product liability lawsuit.

Pharmaceutical companies have a long history of pushing medications onto the market before they are found to be safe. The FDA takes an interesting stance on most medications, assuming them safe until proven otherwise – a flaw that allows many medication to come into general use before their dangers are fully known. If you or a loved one sustain injury from a defective product, the attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss can help you get the compensation you deserve.

For more information on your rights following injury from a dangerous medication, please contact The Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today to schedule a free consultation with one of our product liability attorneys. We serve all of New Hampshire and Vermont.


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