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California doctor says new painkiller a "drug dealer's dream"

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March 7, 2014
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Painkiller 'Zohydro' -- said to be 10 times stronger than Vicodin -- is about to hit the U.S. market, and it has doctors concerned. Gavino Garay reports. Video provided by Reuters


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