Weather Alerts 1 View »

New painkiller being released next month has doctors concerned

Krista Hostetler

Play

Photo: Video by ktnv.com

New painkiller being released next month has doctors concerned

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Feb 26, 2014

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."

Krista Hostetler

Krista Hostetler

Email Twitter
Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.