Posts Tagged
Vicodin

  • Is AbbVie’s Vicodin REALLY a Generic??

    It all depends what you mean by the word “generic.”  Allow me to explain. adsenseyu2 The ads are everywhere.  They read “priced like a generic, because it IS a generic.”  If you haven’t seen the ads, just check out Abbvie’s own website and see for yourself. ...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Opioid Information Series – HYDROCODONE

    It has been said that the “pen is mightier than the sword.”  Given the number of pens feverishly writing out hydrocodone prescriptions in our nation, I would say I have to agree.  The volume is staggering.  The U.S. consumes more hydrocodone than all other nations combined.  Some reports...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • According to my Inbox….Vicodin, Pradaxa, etc.

    I haven’t kept up with my weekend Pharma news as frequently as I used to.  Part of that has to do with my new job (more on that in posts to come).  Part of it has to do with the busyness of life with 4 children (3 of whom are teenagers), family, church and whatnot.  …...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • A Nightmare on Pharmacy Street: Vicodin CII?

    Don’t fall asleep on January 24 or 25, because the FDA may be brewing up the biggest nightmare to hit retail pharmacy since the drive-through window.  A meeting of the FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee (DSaRM) is scheduled to discuss the possibility of moving Vicodin (and all such...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Questions about Vicodin, Norco, etc…

    So the week between Christmas and New Years tends to be a bit slow on the news front.  I suppose manufacturers don’t want to share the glory of their new wonder-drug with Santa, shopping mania, overeating and resolution-making Americans.  So it is probably a good time to answer a few questions that...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Bill would make Hydrocodone products Schedule II

    A bill recently passed by the U.S. Senate and on its way to the House has an amendment tucked deep down inside that would make all hydrocodone products a Schedule II controlled substance.  Vicodin schedule II?  Lortab schedule II?  Really?  This is a bad idea.  I mean REALLY bad. The primary bill...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • New Vicodin Strengths…Coming Soon!

    In compliance with FDA recommendations to limit the amount of acetaminophen in prescription drugs to no more than 325mg per dose, the makers of Vicodin announced that they will be reformulating all 3 strengths of their product.   The new Vicodin formulations will be as follows: •  VICODIN® (hydrocodone...

    Author : Jason Poquette