DEA's switch of all hydrocodone COMBOS (Vicodin, Tussionex, etc) to Schedule II on October 6th will cause lots of confusion

DEA's switch of all hydrocodone COMBOS (Vicodin, Tussionex, etc) to Schedule II on October 6th will cause lots of confusion.

Planning ahead will prevent disruption in workflow...improve patient satisfaction...and avoid gaps in pain management.

Communication with patients will help smooth the transition. Explain the upcoming changes to patients bringing in hydrocodone combo Rxs...and run reports to identify those who take hydrocodone chronically.

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