Congress members push for tamper-resistant painkillers

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is again introducing legislation that would prohibit any old-formula opioid from entering the market if the FDA has approved a tamper-proof version of the drug, Fox News reports. The legislators have been pushing the FDA to act ahead of a patent expiration that could allow generic opioids without tamper-resistant technology to soon hit the market. The FDA has been studying the issue and has said it has the authority to order tamper-resistant formulations on the painkillers which drug addicts often crush to get an immediate effect. Story | More