Senator Manchin to Call for FDA Approved OxyContin Investigation


U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is calling for an investigation into the FDA decision to approve OxyContin for use by children as young as 11.

Senator Manchin is working with senators from Virginia to send a letter to the HELP committee asking for the investigation.

The Senator said this decision is a horrifying example of the disconnect between the agency’s approval process and the realities the deadly epidemic of prescription drug abuse are having on our communities.

Senator Manchin released a statement Wednesday saying, “The Senate must act swiftly to examine this decision, which was made without the advice of an independent advisory committee, and take a look at the opioid abuse epidemic more broadly.”

We will continue to keep you updated on this story.

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