New Prescription Drug Danger?

A new drug is causing controversy and concern across the nation. Known as Zohydro ER, the powerful pill is the first ever extended-release formulation of hydrocodone, intended to help patients manage chronic pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment. The makers of Zohydro ER assert that the drug’s benefits outweigh its risks, but with more Americans dying from prescription drug overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined, opponents of Zohydro ER have a contrary perspective.