AGs Urge FDA To Warn Of Newborn Opioid Withdrawal

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT) -- Forty-three attorneys general on Monday told the head of the Food and Drug Administration that the FDA should require black-box warnings on opioid painkillers alerting pregnant mothers to the risk that their babies could suffer withdrawal from the painkillers after birth.

In a letter from the National Association of Attorneys General, the state lawyers asked FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to require the boxed warnings, the most serious type of warning in prescription drug labeling, which call attention to serious or life-threatening risks. 

The attorneys general said...
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