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Evidence for Rescheduling Hydrocodone Combination Products?

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In this video, Jeff Fudin, PharmD, FCCP, adjunct associate professor at the Albany College of Pharmacy and adjunct assistant professor at the UCONN School of Pharmacy, argues that there is no evidence to support categorizing hydrocodone combination products as Schedule II drugs rather than Schedule III drugs.

This is the part of a series of videos in which Dr. Fudin argues against categorizing hydrocodone combination products as Schedule II drugs, and Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, argues in favor of doing so. To see the first video in the series, in which Dr. McPherson discusses the dramatic increase in the use of opioids in the United States, click here. (Drs. McPherson and Fudin were assigned to take these positions for a session at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2013 Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando, and their arguments do not necessarily reflect their personal positions on the issue.)

These videos were filmed at the ASHP 2013 Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando.