Obama Announces New Moves to Fight Opioid and Heroin Abuse Epidemic

Opioid and Heroin Abuse

(CNN) The Obama administration is making it easier for doctors to use anti-addiction drugs in the fight against an exploding epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse. It’s part of a package of new initiatives announced Tuesday that includes other efforts to expand addiction treatment and increase coverage for mental health and substance abuse services.

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What is Zohydro?

Pharmaceutical companies are constantly researching new drugs to relieve pain and treat diseases. Recently, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of a new drug for pain called Zohydro, manufactured by Zogenix, Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturer based in San Diego, California. The drug is involved in some controversy because critics fear it

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