W.Va. Urges Tamper-Resistant Generic Painkillers

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia is joining 40 other states and territories calling for tamper-resistant versions of generic prescription pain relievers.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined in a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the issue.

The letter asks the federal agency to require manufacturers to develop tamper-resistant versions of their products.

In their letter, the attorneys general say requiring abuse-deterrent pain killing prescription drugs is a reasonable move in the fight against prescription drug abuse.

The group thanked the FDA for recent efforts to require abuse-deterrent formulations for brand-name prescription pain relievers, but urged the agency to ensure that generic opioids have abuse-deterrent properties.

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