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.


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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