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FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - FDA Acts to Reduce Opioid Abuse
Date:4/19/2011

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration says 12 brand name medications are at the root of misuse, misprescribing, abuse, overdoses, addiction, and even deaths across the U.S. Are you taking one of these powerful opioids?

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