The Food and Drug Administration says it has changed its mind about pulling a liquid morphine painkiller off the market. The medicine is widely used by families caring for dying patients at home.
FDA reversal keeps morphine painkiller on market
Last week, the FDA said it was ordering that medicine and other older drugs off the market because they had never been government-approved. But on Thursday, FDA official Douglas Throckmorton told the Associated Press that the morphine liquid would be allowed to remain on the market.
He said doctors had convinced the agency there was no good substitute.
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