Ohio AG joins fight for pain pill law

Ohio’s attorney general has joined his counterparts in 41 states to urge the federal government to require manufacturers of generic prescription pain relievers to develop tamper-resistant versions of their products.
Associated Press
Dec 29, 2013

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.