On February 27, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) proposed an up scheduling for hydrocodone combination products under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) from Schedule III to Schedule II.
If the proposed rule is finalized, all of the entities and individuals who handle or prescribe hydrocodone combination products will be subject to the myriad regulatory controls governing Schedule II controlled substances.
Interested persons may submit written comments to DEA before midnight Eastern Time on April 28, 2014. The comments submitted and the identifying information of the commenter will be made part of the public record.
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