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Category: DEA

APhA Opposes DEA Proposal to Reschedule Hydrocodone

May 12, 2014 Tags: APhA, DEA

Opposing DEA's proposal to reschedule hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to Schedule II, APhA's government affairs team led the development and submission of a joint pharmacy stakeholder comment letter to the agency.

The joint pharmacy comments acknowledge the seriousness of prescription drug abuse but emphasizes that rescheduling may not have an effect on decreasing abuse and would have a negative impact on legitimate patient access to these effective pain medications.

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DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Collection Site Locator Now Available

Apr 18, 2014 Tags: DEA

Now available online, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection site locator allows consumers to search for a nearby location to dispose of unneeded medications on Saturday, April 26, 2014. On this day, from 10 am to 2 pm, thousands of DEA-coordinated collection sites will be available across the country, and consumers are encouraged to use this opportunity to safely and legally dispose of any unneeded pills, including prescription pain pills and other controlled substance medications, as these pills can only be accepted for disposal when law enforcement is present.

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