As early as next year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aims to place tighter restrictions narcotic painkiller prescriptions. According to reports, the regulation will affect painkillers containing hydrocodone and an over-the-counter painkillers, like aspirin or acetaminophen.
FDA data found that opioid overdose deaths are four times higher today than in 1999. 70% opioid-related deaths are linked to painkillers with hydrocodone.
Under the proposed FDA restriction patients will not receive as many refills and federal oversight will be increased in order to minimize the chance of illegal consumption and distribution.
Sadly, many patients sustain health-related problems due to harmful prescription medicines. If you have been negatively affected by medication prescribed by a negligent medical provider, contact the Wisconsin attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to find out what we can do for you.