Hydrocodone Combination Product Rescheduling: The Bigger Picture

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Jeff Fudin, PharmD, FCCP, argues that the way to make hydrocodone combination products safer for patients is to provide more education for those who prescribe the medications and pharmacists who dispense them.

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 categorizing hydrocodone combination products as Schedule II will not make the medications safer for patients. Instead, he argues, there should be more education for those who prescribe the medications and pharmacists who dispense them.

This is the last in a series of 12 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. (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.

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