The FDA recently approved an opioid painkiller 1,000 times stronger than morphine.

The new opioid is a tablet, called Dsuvia and it's an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals.

The FDA says it will be restricted to use only in hospitals, surgery centers and emergency rooms. But, some local medical officials still have concerns.

"So it's going to work to treat pain, but certainly I am incredibly concerned about the potency of this,” said Upstate Hospital Clinical Toxicologist Jenna Marraffa. “As we know it’s far more potent that fentanyl and morphine, so I am concerned about that and the safety of those that are using it"

Dsuvia cannot be taken for more than 72 hours.