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HEALTH: Government finalizes restirctions on meds containing Hydrocodone

Updated: Thursday, August 21 2014, 07:04 PM CDT
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The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing a highly addictive painkiller.

Hydrocodone -- has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the US
The new rules mean that Vicodin, Lortab and other generic versions will be subject to the same prescribing rules as painkillers like codeine and oxycodone.
   
Patients will be limited to one 90-day supply of medication and will have to see a physician to receive a refill.HEALTH: Government finalizes restirctions on meds containing Hydrocodone
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