painkillers http://nhpr.org en Amid Opioid Crisis, Lawmakers Will Consider Banning A New Painkiller http://nhpr.org/post/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 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!