The Obama administration is expected soon to decide whether to increase the number of salaried workers eligible for overtime pay. The move could mean more money in workers’ pockets. But some policy experts say the change will have negative effects on businesses.
Ohio AG Urges Tamper-Resistant Generic Painkillers
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s attorney general has joined his counterparts in 41 states to urge the federal government to require manufacturers of generic prescription pain relievers to develop tamper-resistant versions of their products.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure that generic drugs, like their branded counterparts, have abuse-deterrent properties. He says adding new physical and chemical features to prescription opioids can deter abuse and accidental death.
DeWine made his request with other attorneys general in a letter sent to the federal agency earlier this month.
Overdose drug deaths driven largely by painkiller addictions have surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio.