Drug Enforcement Administration Rule Change for Hydrocodone

On August 22, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a new rule for medications containing hydrocodone. Effective October 1, 2014, the rule changes the drug class from a Schedule III drug to a Schedule II drug.

If you have a prescribed medication containing hydrocodone, Harbin Clinic providers are no longer able to phone in these prescriptions to your pharmacy. The prescriptions must be picked up at our office. Please understand that Harbin Clinic is regulated by the DEA, and in order for us to continue to prescribe you medications containing hydrocodone, you may have to be seen in our office every 90 days, depending on your medical condition. Please allow 24-48 hours for the office to complete your request for a written prescription.

We understand this may not always be convenient for your schedule, and we are willing to work with you as much as we can, within the Federal regulations established by the DEA. If you have any questions or concerns, please address them with your physician.

Thank you for choosing Harbin Clinic for your medical needs.