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FDA seeks tighter controls on prescription painkillers o

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A spike in addiction and overdose deaths in prescription painkillers, the FDA is considering tighter controls.

An advisory panel is set to vote Friday on the new recommendation.

The United States consumes 99 percent of the world's hyrdocodone, an ingredient in one of the nation's popular painkillers.

The DEA said they just cannot win the battle and is pleading to make it harder to get vicodin.

"If it has more restrictive manners tied to it, it would help reduce the abuse potential," said DEA agent Robert Hill.

The new move worries doctors and patients who use viodin appropriately to control pain.

If it is classified as a more dangerous drug that could drive up costs for makers and doctors.

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