Changes in Hydrocodone product prescribing rules
Effective October 6, 2014, hydrocodone-containing medication will become Schedule II prescriptions. The impact of the new, more restrictive rules is as follow –
New prescriptions must be hard-copy and signed each time you need a refill
Refills of Class II prescriptions are not allowed by federal law
Physicians will not be able to fax prescriptions to pharmacies
We understand these new rules will cause inconvenience. In order to make this transition as painless as possible, we ask that you give us at least 24 hours to have a written prescription ready for pick up. Dr. Cunnar or Karla will not be able to refill Schedule II prescriptions after hours or on weekends.
What prescription drugs are included in Schedule II?
Vicodin • Oxycodone ER • Norco • Oxycontin • Hydrocodone/APAP • OxyIR
Percocet • Duragesic • Oxycodone/APAP • Fentanyl • Morphine IR
Hydromorphone • Morphine ER • Dilaudid • MS Contin • Tylenol #3 • Roxanol
Acetaminophen/Codeine • Oxycodone IR
Thank you for your patience as we all adjust to these new regulations.