FDA’s plan to combat opioid addiction

Opioids include morphine, heroin, codeine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone. Many opioids are available by prescription to treat pain. Addiction to these drugs is on the rise. (Addiction to the illegal opioid heroin also is on the rise.)

Earlier this month, the federal Food and Drug Administration released its plan to reduce abuse of prescription opioids. Read about the plan here and here.  

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