Is hydrocodone the best pain medicine for seniors?

Hydrocodone. There is no such thing as "the best medicine". Medications are always selected by doctors based on their evaluation and assessment of the problem. Medication treatment is then tailored to this. Also doctors will dose according to the end they want to have.
No. Individualize Rx. America is heading toward hospital based or owned total care. You seventy million baby boomers will not have a caring primary care doc (the good old community gp), unless you pay dearly the brave resilient soul that is going to take your concerns and needs as the only driving force that drives her behavior. Mr buffett, MS and mrs bill gates, mr bloomberg, mr soros, mr bill (ionaire) join me.....