Primary care doctors prescribe narcotics too often, according to a new study.
The FDA recently approved Hysingla ER, a 24-hour abuse-deterrent painkiller.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency announced that it will tighten control over one of the country's most commonly prescribed group of drugs known as hydrocodone combination drugs.
Researchers found that oxycodone is the drug of choice for abusers.
The FDA approved the first ever pure hydrocodone painkiller to be available in the United States.
FDA recommends tighter controls be put into effect for prescription painkillers with hydrocodone.
All painkillers containing the opioid hydrocodone have come under the microscope of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and an advisory panel will discuss the matter shortly to decide their fate.