Painkiller '10 times more powerful' than current drugs on the market raising concerns

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  • conservative scientist Lindon, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 4:45 p.m.

    The medicine (hydrocodone) is the same medicine as is in Lortab and vicodin (minus the tylenol component) and appears to be different in that it is in extended release form. If it is really 10 times as powerful (being the same medicine) then it can be assumed that the dose will be 10 times higher than currently available. It would be better journalism if the author would state such information plainly in the text of the article. If such is the case, then it is truly a cause for concern with the high narcotics problems we already have.