Many prescription drugs that are on the market in West Virginia today are very dangerous because of highly addictive properties. One such drug is hydrocodone, a painkiller. Although the prescription drug is very addictive and widely abused as a result, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now approved an even more potent version of hydrocodone.
The FDA approval is somewhat puzzling because the drug, Zohydro ER, was given a very poor review by the FDA's panel of advisers last year. The panel specifically questioned the need for a stronger form of the drug, while pointing out that it is one of the most frequently abused prescription drugs.