Durbin calls on feds to limit opioid production
Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is calling on federal authorities to cut back the number of addictive opioid pills that drug companies are allowed to produce. In a letter sent to acting DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg, Durbin and five other U.S. Senators say the agency’s increased the quotas that it sets for pharmaceutical companies that produce schedule II opioids year after year - and that should stop. Durbin says the high volume of pills, for drugs such as oxycodone and fentanyl, is tied to an explosion of opioid addiction in America.