Potent, Pure Form of Hydrocodone still being Considered for Market


The FDA will have to make a decision soon on whether the newest prescription medication called Zohydro should be allowed to hit the market or not. It is the pure form of hydrocodone, which is in drugs like Vicodin, but this new form contains about 10 times more of the very addictive ingredients than drugs like Vicodin. Some companies are claiming that it is necessary to put it on the market because it will help lower the risk for liver damage due to the long term use of drugs containing acetaminophen. Drug companies are hoping to have it on the market by 2013.

It has not received federal approval yet, but the drug is causing a lot of concern for officials. Law enforcement agencies predict that it will cause another wave of abuse, crime, and overdose. The state and federal legislature is concerned as well. In February, the Senate passed a bill written by state senator John Keenan, D-Quincy, that requires doctors to participate in state programs that monitor prescriptions and reveal the people who are getting multiple prescriptions filled from different doctors. The bill is currently in the House.

U.S. Representative William Keating, D-Quincy, recently filed legislation that demands more prescription medications, specifically the new pure form of hydrocodone, to be tamper-resistant to make them harder to crush in order to be snorted or injected.

Senator Keenan stated, “I think there’s still potential for abuse. It’s very powerful and addictive.”

I, myself, think he is correct. How can this drug not cause problems? Drug companies have tried to prevent the abuse of other forms of drugs already out there and users have found ways around it. If you just browse through some online forums, you will be shocked by some of the elaborate techniques users have created to get around this “tamper-proof” form. Despite these efforts to prevent abuse, I just cannot believe the FDA is possibly considering the release of this new drug. I feel that the other prescription medications already on the market are reeking havoc on our society and it does not seem that our government has been able to get control once these drugs hit the streets. If they denied the release of this very addictive substance, then they would be making a real effort to prevent abuse.

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8 Responses to Potent, Pure Form of Hydrocodone still being Considered for Market

  1. Carolina says:

    , too many people are soon atidcded and I am glad that there is concern. I believe in natural herbs than these so called pills to help liver problems my brother had a bad liver and took natural herbal remedies and healed his liver doctors were amazed. Then his ex girlfriend gave him over two doses of her prescription morphine and he drove to his death I believe people are abusing the system so much that they are affecting people that really need it because we have need stiffer laws for prescription abuse such as this ex girlfriend who already has up to 48 prescriptions prescribed That is why I am on this site, for some peace of mind and to help others families from getting hurt, and to relay my story worldwide.

  2. Arvind says:

    There are definitely a nubmer of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to carry up. I provide the thoughts above as general inspiration however clearly there are questions like the one you carry up where the most important thing will be working in trustworthy good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged round things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a good game. Both girls and boys feel the influence of just a moment’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  3. Alexiitha says:

    Both. Methadone is used as a heroin sttbsituue so addicts can be safely weaned off, but it\’s also used as a last-resort medication for chronic pain sufferers; usually (in my experience) people with progressive diseases who have built up tolerance to other meds. Like any other opioid it gets out on the street through unscrupulous people and is used recreationally.

  4. Vardhaman says:

    I think that the problem is speed of the reemdy. Sure Nature has many antibiotic type plants and such but Nature takes time. Your bacterial infection is growing with astounding speed and will overwhelm your body very quickly unless you take a doctor prescribed antibiotic. 95 percent of the time I try to help myself with natural remedies for what is bothering me but a serious fever is not one of these times.

  5. Jagoda says:

    One of my friends here, her son is sdnuyitg in New York. He had to go to the ER the other day for respiratory problems. They\’re not sure what it is, but it still cost $3,000 Now, if I follow a former college roommate\’s reasoning, the above and all other examples are due to our failure to take care of ourselves , and she doesn\’t see why she should pay for us folks who take poor care of our health, not to mention poor people and smokers (like Obama) ! Grrr, such narrow-mindedness just really ticks me off.

  6. Roxana says:

    Lol. That\’s encouraging. Plus, senieg how expensive cigs have become, it\’s extra cash not only for the tobacco industry, but also for the government (taxes [at least, that\'s how it is in France]). So, smokers pay up and die young.Maybe I could use this argument against this former roommate of mine. Ah wait, I deleted her from my FB when she denied the fact that health was a human right (see Article 25 (if memory serves) of the Declaration of Human Rights). She had also added that if people are poor, it\’s because they are lazy and so, choose to be poor.yikes.

  7. Nathalie says:

    Yes, it confirms what I aealrdy knew as well.For those who think suboxone is NOT a long term strategy, I sure would like to know what is. I have been in this business as a provider for 18yrs. It has been a godsend for these folks as I remember the suffering these clients would go through prior to suboxone. Our next challenge is to see if vivitrol pans out for opiate dependence. Many people may prefer it as it is not an opiate. We\’ll just have to see, but at 1,200.00 a shot, yikes!

  8. Ahmad says:

    I guess it\’s good to have a study done but this has been known for years. A maintenance dose with 2 mg bupprnoerhine helps long-time heroin users resist cravings. the drop to 8.6% after dropping medication is disappointing. long-term success rates for heroin recovery are usually quoted at 15%(the lowest of any drug.) Are painkillers even less quitable than heroin? Did they just stop the suboxone or were they tapered off?

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