NAPA Members and the Navy PA Community: Due to a lack of command funding across the Navy for Navy PAs to attend the 2019 AAPA Annual Conference in Denver from May 18-22, NAPA will NOT to hold it’s annual NAPA meeting there this year, but will still hold a Navy PA and NAPA member social gathering during the AAPA Conference on May 21st at 18:00, please see event details and RSVP here.

The annual NAPA meeting will be moved to Portsmouth, VA this year to be held in conjunction with the NAPA East Symposium on October 16-17, 2019. An estimated 30 or more PAs will be in attendance. For those who cannot attend or are on the west coast we plan to broadcast the symposium via NAPA Facebook live video for all to tune in.  The date and time is still to be determined. Please stay tuned for specifics, once finalized we will be emailing our members, as well as posting for all to see on our NAPA website and NAPA Facebook page. Thank you. 

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14

FDA Reschedules Hydrocodone to Schedule II Controlled Substance

FDA Reschedules Hydrocodone to Schedule II Controlled Substance
The FDA's reclassification of Hydrocodone to a Schedule II controlled substance takes effect on October 6, 2014. This will put medications such as Vicodin, Lortab and their generics in the same class as medications containing codeine and oxycodone. While this has been debated for more than a decade, the FDA took action last year. The final rule was posted to the Federal Register on 22 August 2014, and may be viewed at http://go.usa.gov/mc8d The summary reads: "With the issuance of this final rule, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration reschedules hydrocodone combination products from schedule III to schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act. This scheduling action is pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act which requires that such actions be made on the record after opportunity for a hearing through formal rulemaking. This action imposes the regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions applicable to schedule II controlled substances...
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