Prescription Update: Hydrocodone
Effective October 6th, 2014 hydrocodone containing products were classified as schedule II medications. Schedule II medications are the most tightly controlled prescriptions available. There are many regulations in place to restrict access to these medications. The goal of these regulations are to prevent abuse, misuse, diversion, and overdose. Your physician and pharmacy are bound by these regulations. Failure to follow protocol can result in your physician losing prescribing privileges and your pharmacy losing dispensing privileges. As a result, the rules pertaining to prescribing schedule II medications will be strictly adhered to without exception. Please review our Controlled Medication Policies for the details.