Mealey's PI/Product Liability - In Public Health Emergency, Mass. Bans Pain Drug Zohydro Pending Abuse Safeguards

BOSTON - As part of a newly declared public health emergency, Massachusetts on March 27 prohibited the prescribing and dispensing of the new opioid drug Zohydro ER until there are adequate measures to safeguard against diversion, overdose and misuse, according to a press release from Gov. Deval Patrick's office.

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