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Reclassification of Hydrocodone Takes Effect This Week

Posted In APRNs, Dispenser, Health Care Law, Healthcare Regulation, Hydrocodone, Kentucky Pharmacists Association, Prescriber

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) published a Final Rule on August 22, 2014, which elevates hydrocodone-combination products (“HCPs”) to a Schedule II category of drugs under the Controlled Substances Act. That rule becomes effective this week – on October 6, 2014. While some hydrocodone products are already listed as Schedule II, some combination products (such as Vicodin, Norco, and Tussionex) were previously listed on the less-restrictive Schedule III. In determining whether rescheduling was necessary, the DEA considered multiple factors including the potential for abuse, likelihood of dependence, and the threat to public health posed by the drug. More >

Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Lisa English Hinkle and Molly Nicol Lewis recently spoke at the Kentucky Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting on Fraud, Waste and Abuse. To view their PowerPoint presentation click the link below. More >

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