Vicodin for Dental Pain Strictly Regulated

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced that hydrocodone combination products (HCPs), which include products such as Vicodin, will be reclassified effective October 6, 2014 as Schedule II substances. HCPs are currently classified as the less-restrictive Schedule III substances. Due to growing concerns over abuse of prescription pain medications, this new rule attempts to limit potential abuse of them by making them more difficult to obtain.  The American Dental Association reports, “According to the DEA, the reclassification will protect public … read more →