Rescheduling Hydrocodone

About 12 years ago, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) took under consideration a public petition to reclassify hydrocodone combination products (Vicodin, Lortab, and Norco, for example) from schedule III to schedule II drugs -- attempting to put them in a more tightly regulated category that's already home to almost all other opioid painkillers, including oxycodone (OxyContin) and morphine. Today, the DEA and the Department of Health and Human Services -- via the FDA -- are still...Full Story
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