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November 2, 2013

Editorial: FDA must move faster to stem painkiller abuse

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At home here in Madison County, all you have to do to understand the depth of the prescription painkiller abuse problem is to read the daily arrest log.

The seriousness of the problem is highlighted, also, by the DEA's ongoing investigation of prescription practices at the Madison County Community Health Centers.

Reclassification of hydrocodone-combination drugs to Schedule II — a move that was long overdue — certainly won't solve our nation's problem with prescription drug abuse, but the measure could help stem the tide.

In summary Reclassification of hydrocodone-combination drugs to Schedule II is long overdue.

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