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Is hydrocodone an illicit drug?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: This is just a drug

"illicit" is a term to describe any event where a prescription drug is diverted from the intended scheduled use by the person to which it was prescribed and either used by a 3rd party, sold, stolen etc.
The drug itself is just a drug & when used appropriately is a valuable part of treatment for pain.

In brief: This is just a drug

"illicit" is a term to describe any event where a prescription drug is diverted from the intended scheduled use by the person to which it was prescribed and either used by a 3rd party, sold, stolen etc.
The drug itself is just a drug & when used appropriately is a valuable part of treatment for pain.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Troy Gras
Anesthesiology

In brief: No

According to dictionary.
Com, illicit means "not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful". Hydrocodone is an fda-approved medication used to treat moderate-severe pain. While it is not illicit, it does have the potential for abuse/misuse and is one of the most-frequently abused prescription drugs in the U.S.

In brief: No

According to dictionary.
Com, illicit means "not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful". Hydrocodone is an fda-approved medication used to treat moderate-severe pain. While it is not illicit, it does have the potential for abuse/misuse and is one of the most-frequently abused prescription drugs in the U.S.
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