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FDA wants limits on most prescribed painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FDA wants to place tighter controls on prescription drugs containing hydrocodone.

The Food and Drug Administration says the highly addictive painkiller should be subject to the same restrictions as other narcotic drugs such as oxycodone and morphine.

Hydrocodone is the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.

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