March 7, 2014
Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia and others have introduced a bill to fight prescription drug abuse. It's called the "Safe Prescribing Act of 2013."
The bipartisan legislation would reclassify hydrocodone painkillers, such as Vicodin and Lortab, from a Schedule III to a Schedule II controlled substance. The reclassification would tighten restrictions and reflect the drugs' high potential for addiction and abuse.
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