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Posted at Nov 14, 2013 by JG

FDA to propose pain med restrictions » ada.org

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will recommend a more restrictive classification of certain pain medications prescribed by physicians and dentists to “increase the controls on these products." The decision could lead to a reclassification by the Drug Enforcement Administration of hydrocodone-containing combination drug products such as Vicodin. “Due to the unique history of this issue and the tremendous amount of public interest, we are announcing the agency’s intent to recommend to HHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) that hydrocodone combination products should be reclassified to a different and more restrictive schedule," the FDA said in a statement posted at the agency website.

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