Changes to hydrocodone refills — effective mid-October

Friday, August 23, 2014 the DEA announced that effective mid-October the pain reliever hydrocodone and its combination products (some trade names include Vicodin, Norco, Lorcet, and Lortab) will move from a Schedule III to a Schedule II under the Controlled Substance Act.
The new rule will only allow your doctor to write a one month supply of the medication at a time (no refills) and will have to comply with tighter restrictions.
Please make sure to discuss these changes with your prescriber so that when the new law goes into effect your pain management therapy is not interrupted.