NH Senate Committee Considering 18 Month Ban on Zohydro

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/10 2014 02:14PM

Updated 04/10 2014 06:13PM

CONCORD, N.H. - A New Hampshire Senate committee is considering an amendment that would put an 18 month ban on Zohydro. 

A press release says the N.H. Senate Commerce Committee is holding a public comment on the amendment on Tuesday, April 15 at 3 p.m. 

“As the state continues to struggle with a growing heroin epidemic, driven in part by a widespread availability of cheap and addictive prescription painkillers over the last decade, I believe the legislature must take a close look at highly addictive drugs like this one that could pose serious new or additional health risks to our population,” said Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) said. 

Zohydro is the only pure hydrocodone pain pill available on the market after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it late last year.

The amendment, introduced by Sanborn, would be attached to N.H. House Bill 584 which relates to covered prescription drugs. 

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