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Change of Controlled Substance Status – Hydrocodone and Tramadol

02/26/13

As Part of the I-Stop Bill (7637), legislation signed into law on
August 27, 2012 by Governor Andrew Cuomo, to help fight prescription drug abuse on 2/23/2013,

Hydrocodone and all its formulations and combination products will now be reclassified from a Class III to a Class II Controlled Substance in NYS. On this date any remaining refills on an active prescription will not be honored. A new written prescription or an emergency telephone prescription (5 day maximum) will be required.

Tramadol, (Ultram, Ultracet) on this date will become a Schedule IV classified substance in NYS.

Please visit the link below for answers to frequently asked questions concerning the above recent changes. 

http://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/narcotic/laws_and_regulations/part_c-chapter_447-laws_of_2012-faq.htm

Created on Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 at 10:58 am.

Last updated on Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 at 9:42 am.