All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hydrocodone’

Hydrocodone Put Up For Reclassification By FDA In Crackdown

Hydrocodone has long been on the DEA’s list of drugs that they’d like to see reclassified, which would make it harder to obtain; now, the FDA has agreed, after a ten-year battle by the DEA, to recommend Vicodin and other hydrocodone-based drugs as a Schedule II substance. “While the value of and access to these drugs has been a consistent …

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F.D.A. Seeks Tighter Control on Prescriptions for Class of Painkillers

On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration recommended significantly tighter controls on how doctors prescribe commonly used painkillers such as Vicodin and Lortab. The recommendation comes amidst growing concern over abuse of prescription painkillers. It’s a debate that has raged for almost a decade, and the most recent measures focus on drugs containing the narcotic hydrocodone in combination with over-the-counter …

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