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DEA Reschedules Hydrocodone from Schedule III to Schedule II

Tuesday, August 26, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Dagmar Anderson
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Final Rules - 79 FR 49661
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Rescheduling of Hydrocodone Combination Products From Schedule III to Schedule II

Regulating Agency: Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration
Publication Date: 08/22/2014

Summary
With the issuance of this final rule, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reschedules hydrocodone combination products from schedule III to schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.

This scheduling action is pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act which requires that such actions be made on the record after opportunity for a hearing through formal rulemaking. This action imposes the regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions applicable to schedule II controlled substances on persons who handle (manufacture, distribute, dispense, import, export, engage in research, conduct instructional activities with, conduct chemical analysis with, or possess) or propose to handle hydrocodone combination products.

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