WASHINGTON: ‘ FDA Top Official Under-Fire to Resign Over Drug Abuse Scandal ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – September 24 – Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration’s top official to step down, saying the agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

' Zohydro FDA Approved Against Medical Advice '

‘ Zohydro FDA Approved Against Medical Advice ‘

In a letter released Wednesday, more than a dozen groups ask the Obama administration’s top health official to replace FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, who has led the agency since 2009.

The FDA has been under fire from public health advocates, politicians and law enforcement officials since last October, when it approved a powerful new painkiller called Zohydro against the recommendation of its own medical advisers.

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