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FDA warns of Rx opioid painkiller abuse

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The Food and Drug Administration convened a two-day public hearing on prescription opioid painkillers that include oxycodone, Vicodin and Percocet. As there's been a steady rise in the addiction to these medications, health authorities say they're trying to strike a balance between medical need and the dangers of dependence. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

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