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FDA approves more powerful, pure hydrocodone drug

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a stronger, single-ingredient version hydrocodone, the widely-abused prescription painkiller. The agency said Friday it approved the extended-release pill Zohydro ER for patients with pain that requires "daily, around-the-clock, long-term treatment" that cannot be treated with other drugs. Hydrocodone is currently sold in...

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