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A trademark for a drug combination of hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen.
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(4.) Opiates include prescription pain medication such as oxycodone (Percoset, Oxycontin), hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodan), and hydromorphone (Dilaudid) as well as heroin and methadone.
He even suggested that she continue to take Vicodan for pain (minimal at this point) and assured her that it "would do no harm to her body nor affect her cancer in any way." Nancy didn't follow either of his suggestions.
In addition, sedatives such as Vicodan are being abused in increasing amounts.