New painkiller being released next month has doctors concerned
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A potent new painkiller has addiction treatment groups concerned.
The prescription drug Zohydro will be available in March. The drug has a hydrocodone base and is used to treat chronic pain.
Addiction experts are already calling Zohydro the new Oxycontin and warn it could lead to more overdoses.
One addiction expert said, "It will kill people as soon as it's released."