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hydrocodone

 [hi″dro-ko´dōn]
a semisynthetic opioid analgesic similar to but more active than codeine; used as the bitartrate salt or polistirex complex as an oral analgesic and antitussive. Continued use may cause addiction.

hy·dro·co·done

(hī'drō-kō'dōn),
A potent analgesic derivative of codeine used as an antitussive and analgesic. Often used combined with aspirin or acetaminophen.

hydrocodone

(hī′drə-kō′dōn)
n.
A narcotic drug derived from codeine, C18H21NO3, used in its bitartrate form as an analgesic and antitussive.

hydrocodone

An opioid analgesic, antitussive, which also depresses respiration, used for cough and upper respiratory Sx of allergies or colds. See Opioid.

hy·dro·co·done

(hī'drō-kō'dōn)
A potent analgesic derivative of codeine used as an antitussive and analgesic. Often used combined with aspirin or acetaminophen.

hy·dro·co·done

(hī'drō-kō'dōn)
Potent analgesic derivative of codeine used as an antitussive and analgesic.
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According to an affidavit of probable cause filed in October in Lane County Circuit Court, the owner of in-home caregiving service Visiting Angels, reported former employee Heather Crystal Rimmer to Adult Protective Services last fall after a woman reported that 100 Hydrocodone pills had gone missing from July 25 through 28.
The Texas Board of Nursing, Texas Medical Board and Texas State Board of Pharmacy advise their respective licensees that the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published a final rule reclassifying hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) as Schedule II controlled substances.
For decades, hydrocodone has been easier to prescribe than other opioids, in part because it was only sold in combination pills and formulas with other non-addictive ingredients like aspirin and acetaminophen.
Living in Kansas isn't the point, of course; it's recognizing the education and training that nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses have that has now been compromised after the federal rule change regarding hydrocodone that went into effect this month.
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Nicholson and Formea comment that "many healthcare providers follow a WHO ladder 'type' approach for the treatment of pain." They express valid concern that the entire second step includes opioids "commonly used for moderate pain (e.g., tramadol, codeine, hydrocodone, and possibly oxycodone)" that overlap with medicines that the CPIC guideline recommends avoiding (codeine and tramadol) or for which concerns are noted (oxycodone and hydrocodone).
He said the state has 146 million hydrocodone pills distributed annually.