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Drug agency officially proposes to restrict access to hydrocodone medications

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The federal government is on the verge of tightening access to Vicodin and similar types of painkillers by moving the drugs from Schedule III to Schedule II classification. Long-term care providers have protested this change, saying it will make it more difficult to manage residents' pain.

Bill to limit hydrocodone access wins broad Congressional support

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Bipartisan bills introduced Wednesday in both houses of Congress propose tightening access to hydrocodone painkillers such as Vicodin.

Hydrocodone restrictions not coming soon, FDA says

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Restricting access to hydrocodone painkillers will require a lengthy process unless Congress takes action, the Food and Drug Administration recently told lawmakers.

Painkiller distribution could be curtailed

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An advisory panel has recommended making it more difficult for long-term care residents and others to receive certain painkillers. Providers criticize the proposal, saying it could leave seniors suffering for long periods.

Feds should tighten access to common painkillers, legislators say

The Food and Drug Administration should "act without delay" in tightening access to hydrocodone painkillers such as Vicodin, Congressional lawmakers urged in a recent letter. The letter was written by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and signed by a bipartisan group of five other senators and two representatives.

FDA should act faster to tighten access to common painkillers, legislators say

FDA should act faster to tighten access to common painkillers, legislators say

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The Food and Drug Administration should "act without delay" in tightening access to hydrocodone painkillers such as Vicodin, Congressional lawmakers urged in a recent letter.

Painkiller restrictions may harm care, experts say

Nursing home residents could be adversely affected if proposed painkiller regulations are put in place, according to experts who spoke at a recent federal hearing. After meeting for two days last week at the Food and Drug Administration headquarters in Maryland, the panel voted 19-10 to make it tougher to access hydrocodone painkillers such as Vicodin.

Painkiller restrictions could hamper nursing home residents, providers

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Nursing home residents could be adversely affected if proposed painkiller regulations are put in place, according to experts who spoke at a recent federal hearing.

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