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Mon April 14, 2014
DPH Commissioner Discusses Ban On Painkiller Zohydro
Gov. Deval Patrick has banned the powerful painkiller Zohydro from being prescribed in Massachusetts. It’s the first time a state has blocked an FDA approved drug, and the manufacturer is fighting the ban.
A federal judge heard arguments from the attorney general’s office, and drug maker Zogenix on Monday but has not yet issued a ruling.
- Cheryl Bartlett is the commissioner of the Department of Public Health and a registered nurse.