US NV: Column: The Real Problem Is Prohibition
Reno News & Review, 07 Nov 2013 – The Food and Drug Administration seeks to reschedule hydrocodone as a Schedule II Drug instead of Schedule III. This means those suffering chronic pain will have to pay for more doctor visits to get a written prescription. Phone-in renewals will be banned. The reason given is that hydrocodone is “abused” by those who want to enjoy synthetic codeine.