Title

Should Vicodin and other Hydrocodone Products be Switched to Schedule II

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Adam M. Kaye: 0000-0002-7224-3322

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Title

RxEconsult, LLC

Publication Date

6-2-2012

Abstract

It would be difficult to imagine a pharmacist in the U.S. who does not fill dozens of prescriptions for this medication each day. It is and has been the most widely dispensed medication in retail pharmacy today. Reading about celebrities that have overdosed or became addicted to this product has become magnetizing news for years. Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith, Chevy Chase and quarterback Brett Favre have all been reported to have suffered from addiction (substance abuse) to this powerful prescription drug. Hip-hopper Eminem, has been reported to actually sport a Vicodin tattoo on his left arm!

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