Schumer Wants HHS To Overrule FDA's Painkiller Approval

Law360, New York (March 5, 2014, 6:16 PM EST) -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., called Monday for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to overturn the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s politically explosive approval of potent painkiller Zohydro, warning against “adding fuel to the fire of this terrible epidemic” of prescription drug abuse.

Schumer, a member of the Democratic leadership, has become one of the most influential lawmakers to object to Zohydro’s impending launch, joining a chorus of outrage that also includes other members of Congress, at least 29 state attorneys general and...
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