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Rule Details

Rule Number: 14-E04
Title: Rule Governing the Prescription of Extended Release Hydrocodones Manufactured Without Abuse-Deterrent Formulations.
Type: Emergency
Status: Adopted
Agency: Department of Health
Legal Authority: 18 V.S.A. ยง 102 and Section 14(e) of Act No 75 of 2013.
Summary: Extended Release Hydrocodones without abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs) are highly susceptible to abuse, diversion, and are potentially lethal, especially to children. Subjecting these drugs to rigorous prescription requirements will minimize the potential for their abuse and diversion and the hazards as a result of unintended ingestion.
Persons Affected: Prescribers of hydrocodone, patients who might receive them, the professional boards that would pursue disciplinary actions against those who did not follow the rule.
Economic Impact: There may be costs saved as a result of low numbers of persons being prescribed these drugs thereby reducing the risk of abuse and overdoses that would otherwise require treatment. There will be a de minimis cost associated with the time needed by prescribers to meet the requirement of the rule.
Posting date: Apr 04,2014

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Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor,    
Agency: Department of Health    
Address: PO Box 70, 108 Cherry Street    
City: Burlington    
State: VT    
Zip: 05402-0070    
Telephone: 802-863-7282    
Fax: 802-951-1275    
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Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Bessie Weiss, Assistant Attorney General    
Agency: Department of Health    
Address: PO Box 70    
City: Burlington    
State: VT    
Zip: 05402-0070    
Telephone: 802-652-2092    
Fax: 802-951-1211    

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Abuse Deterrent Formulation
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