For what it's worth
blessedladyptl posted:
I thought this might be of interest.

The Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee will meet on December 7, 2012 will discuss the risks and benefits of new drug application (NDA) 202880, by Zogenix Inc., for hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release capsules (proposed trade name Zohydro ER), an opioid analgesic medication for the management of moderate to severe chronic pain when a continuous, around-the-clock opioid analgesic is needed for an extended period of time. This formulation of hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release capsules represents the first single-entity (i.e., containing no other active pharmaceutical ingredients, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen) hydrocodone-containing drug product. It will be formulated in dose strengths up to 50 mg, and administered twice daily (i.e., every 12 hours). The committee will be asked to determine whether the benefit-risk assessment of this product favors its approval for marketing.