September 11, 2014
DEA Classifies Tramadol a Controlled Substance
Under a final rule published in the Federal Register, the pain reliever tramadol is classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance (CS) starting August 18, 2014. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will require manufacturers to print the “C-IV” designation on all labels that contain tramadol, including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers. See Florida BOM website.
September 9, 2014
DEA RESCHEDULES HYDROCODONE PRODUCTS
On Friday, August 22nd, the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published a Final Rule moving hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II.
Articles on Genetics Testing in Pain Management
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