Please be advised that a petition has been submitted to the DEA requsting that all products containing Hydrocodone (Lortab, Lorcet, Vicodin, Norco, Maxidone, Tussionex, ect...) be changed from a CS Schedule III to a CS Schedule II.
This would put it on par with drugs like Morphine, Fentanyl, Methadone, all Oxycodone containing drugs and so on.
While I completely agree that Hydrocodone is a very popular drug of abuse, I could not disagree more in making a change to the level of restriction of the drug. Changing this drug a Schedule II will be a HUGE blow to those practicing pain management.
I encourage you to contact your state DEA offices, your legislators, and local NP's/MD's/DO's and voice your concern about the possible change.
If you have any questions about what problems a possible change could cause, feel free to post them. I'll do my best to respond.