Please note that Hydrocodone combination products (for
example – Vicodin, Lortab and Hydromet) have been reclassified to a Schedule II
drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), effective October 6,
2014. This decision was made primarily
to minimize the misuse of these drugs for recreational purposes, while ensuring
that patients with severe pain will still have access to the meds they need to
What this will mean for you –
prescription for Hydrocodone must be an original prescription, hand-written or computer-printed
with a physician’s signature, beginning October 6.
Hydrocodone prescription cannot be called or faxed to a pharmacy.
for Hydrocodone products cannot be refilled unless they were issued before
provide a minimum of 5 business days if you would like your prescription mailed
If you have any questions about this change, please
visit the websites listed below for additional information or you may contact
your physician via the patient portal at www.laureatemed.com/mylaureate
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