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FDA panel wants limits on hydrocodone painkillers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisors want new restrictions on hydrocodone, the highly addictive ingredient found in Vicodin and other widely abused prescription painkillers. The Food and Drug Administration's panel of drug safety specialists voted to subject hydrocodone drugs to the same restrictions as narcotics like oxycodone and morphine. Hydrocodone is sold in combination pills like...

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