The U.S. Food and Drug Association approved the painkiller OxyContin for children ages 11 to 16 with severe pain. Some experts expressed concern that the approval might lead to drug misuse among children or their family members, who may have access to the drugs. But doctors who treat dying children and those in chronic pain say that the move will be a boon to many of their patients. Via The Huffington Post. Posted August 14, 2015.