painkillers http://nhpr.org en New Painkiller Zohydro Stokes Concerns In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/new-painkiller-zohydro-stokes-concerns-nh <p>The FDA has approved this drug, but across New England there’s worry that the drug will only add fuel to the fire of the region’s opiate addiction problem. Lawmakers, governors, health care leaders, are all weighing in with different ideas about how to avoid abuse and yet still help those patients in pain.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:&nbsp; </u></strong></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 47194 at http://nhpr.org New Painkiller Zohydro Stokes Concerns In N.H. The Sidebar: Amid Opioid Crisis, Lawmakers Will Consider Banning A New Painkiller http://nhpr.org/post/sidebar-amid-opioid-crisis-lawmakers-will-consider-banning-new-painkiller <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State lawmakers are wading into the debate over the controversial new painkiller </span>Zohydro<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>A Senate committee will take up legislation&nbsp;Tuesday that would impose an 18-month moratorium on the new drug, an especially potent formulation of hydrocodone.</p><p>Zohydro hit the market in March and is aimed at patients who need long-term, around-the-clock pain relief. It differs from other&nbsp;hydrocodone-based&nbsp;medications, such as Vicodin, because it isn’t combined with acetaminophen or ibuprofen.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:21:30 +0000 Brian Wallstin 46800 at http://nhpr.org The Sidebar: Amid Opioid Crisis, Lawmakers Will Consider Banning A New Painkiller Problems with Painkillers! http://nhpr.org/post/problems-painkillers <p>We'll look into new numbers that show how the Granite State is near the top when it comes to abusing painkillers.</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 17:45:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 915 at http://nhpr.org Problems with Painkillers!