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FDA changing labels on painkillers to curve dependance

On Sept.10, the Food and Drug Administration announced a new labeling system for prescription painkillers in an effort to deter abuse. Health care providers and patients will soon be faced with this updated labeling in the near future. Douglas Throckmorton, M.D., a deputy director in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the FDA, stated, “These actions are part of the FDA’s efforts to make opioids as safe as possible for those who need them.”

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