DEA: Medications Containing Hydrocodone Subject To Stricter Prescribing Rules

  The federal government announced that more than 65 prescription medications containing the most widely-prescribed painkiller, hydrocodone, will now be subject to new, stricter federal prescribing rules as of this past week.   The new regulations published by the DEA will make medications which contain hydrocodone subject to the same restrictions as other narcotics such as oxycodone and morphine.   The rules cover an array of prescription painkillers which combine hydrocodone with other analgesics such as, acetaminophen (Vicodin) or ibuprofen (Reprexain), as well as some prescription cough medications, all of which will be now be regulated as schedule II drugs.   [...]

By |2015-05-09T21:30:18+00:00October 10th, 2014|Categories: Drug Crimes|Tags: |
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