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FDA plan to limit painkillers may impact those who need them

Clip: Season 2013 | 4m 58s

While millions of people use prescription painkillers for relief, their abuse has reached epidemic levels in some places. To combat rising addiction rates, the FDA has a new plan to limit the distribution of pain meds, specifically containing hydrocodone. Hari Sreenivasan gets more from Barry Meier of The New York Times.

Aired: 10/25/13

Rating: NR

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