U.S. Sen Charles Schumer holds press conference at Zucker Hillside Hospital to call for change pain killer’s approvals

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to overturn the FDA’s approval of the powerful painkiller Zohydro in a form that allows it to be crushes and snorted or injected. Schumer is asking HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to look into the dangers of allowing the drug to be distributed in its present form and reverse the FDA’s approval decision.

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