FDA Approves Painkiller Obama Administration Warned About in December

A crushable version of OxyContin could find its way into growing prescription drug black market.


In areas throughout the United States, a premium has been placed on black-market pills that utilize the old, crushable formula.

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Rep. Keating says the longer the FDA waits to act on this issue, the more harm it will do.

"In my state alone, almost two people a day are dying from this," he says. "It's a life-or-death issue. It's a national disgrace that our country continues to fail to act on this."

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