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Hydrocodone and hydrocodone-containing meds going to change to Schedule II

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Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

BritFNP

Specializes in Family Practice, Urgent Care. Has 6 years experience.

I think I like this idea. Although, I'm not sure its bulk APRN's that are abusing the Rxing of hydrocodone. I work with docs that give it out literally like candy, knowing the patients are addicted, but have no energy to fight with them/address the abuse issue. #120 and basically unlimited refills because they always call and can convince them.

BlueDevil, DNP

Specializes in FNP, ONP.

It won't impact me/my prescribing, since there are no such restrictions in my state, but I'm strongly in favor of the change. Any barriers to obtaining these drugs are a good thing, as so few people should actually get them in the first place.