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Ohio AG joins fight for pain pill law

Associated Press • Dec 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said he wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure generic drugs, like their branded counterparts, have abuse-deterrent properties.

He said adding new physical and chemical features to prescription opioids can deter abuse and accidental death.

DeWine made his request with other attorneys general in a letter sent to the federal agency earlier this month.

Overdose drug deaths driven largely by painkiller addictions have surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio.

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