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FDA considering Vicodin to CII

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by PhilliePharmer, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. PhilliePharmer

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    I am sure this will get some chatter! Imagine how much of a nightmare this could be for day to day operations...of course it would limit access and help reduce abuse, but at what cost??

    Check out this article from USA TODAY:

    FDA might tighten reins on Vicodin

    http://usat.ly/UNkIUm


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    297point1 5 years of this $#!+?

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    Agree that it would limit access and create mounds of additional paperwork.

    However, Vicodin is a CIII and oxycodone products are a CII. Which product(s) do you think are abused more? Re-classification won't change much...
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    Already a C-II in New York as of last week.
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    that would be realllllly annoying
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    i say make it a C5


    better for business
  6. PhilliePharmer

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    Already a C-II in New York as of last week....
    How is that going in NY???
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    So New York made Vicodin a C2? Any other states? I predict more violence at the pharmacies and even nastier customers. And we will be even more busy.
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    The measures in that article actually seem very reasonable. No refilling lost or stolen narcs in the ED. Only a 3 day supply of narcs in the ED if they are indicated. Seems like a great idea as emergency physicians are not the ones to who should coordinating long term care. Patients will have to go to their actual docs to receive pain treatments.
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    Hmm... interesting...
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    Not many ED patients in my neck of the woods have a primary care doc. Physicians should have control over what they prescribe as well as the duration of the therapy. Why would you want the state to make decisions on medical matters (right or wrong)?
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    Is this just Vicodin or any hydrocodone containing product (like the other strengths available?) Ugh, imagine having to lock it all up in the safe and having to get it every single time. Also, no more hydrocodones in the Paratas.
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    So the state of New York is making Tramadol a C2? I've heard of it being a C4 in several states.
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    Isn't Tramadol going from unscheduled to a C-IV, not C-II?
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    My store only locks up federal C2's. I don't have space in my safe for Androgel and junk.
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    Definitely no room for all of the hydrocodone, especially with the liquids. We're thinking about inter-dispersing everything once this law takes effect.

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