DEA Crackdown on Prescription Drugs in Four Southern States

DEA Crackdown on Prescription Drugs in Four Southern States

Today morning, the Drug Enforcement Administration or the DEA, raided pharmacies, pain clinics and other locations as part of their crackdown on prescription pain pillsĀ abuse in the four southern states of Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. The bust was the culmination of a 15-month operation which was launched last summer by the DEA’s drug diversion […]

Hydrocodone Restrictions Spark Discussions of Addiction and Abuse

Hydrocodone Restrictions Spark Discussions of Addiction and Abuse

Hydrocodone restrictions recently implemented by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have sparked debate in the ongoing discussion about prescription drug abuse and put addiction treatment in the spotlight. The DEA’s decision to enact more rigorous restrictions on prescriptions and pharmacy supplies of the drug is an effort geared towards minimizing the levels of abuse by […]

Hydrocodone Restrictions: Safer or a Real Pain?

Hydrocodone Restrictions: Safer or a Real Pain?

After the U. S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) changed the classification for hydrocodone combination drugs from Schedule III to Schedule II this week, many medical providers and patients alike are left wondering if the decision will actually make the world safer or if this latest effort to curb prescription drug abuse is simply just a […]