Hoping to curb an epidemic of addiction, the feds are requiring new warning labels on some painkillers.

FOX's Jill Nado has that story from Washington:

Some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. like morphine, Vicodin and Percocet are going to come with new warnings about addiction, overdose and death. The Food and Drug Administration issuing the new rule, saying they're working to help reverse the devastating impact of painkiller abuse.

Some drugs will come with a warning that say they should used only when there is no alternative medication.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 40 Americans die everyday from painkiller abuse.

In Washington, Jill Nado, FOX News.