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Prescription meds may soon be harder to get

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If you take prescription medication, those drugs may be harder to get if new changes are put in place.

The DEA has asked the Food and Drug Administration for stricter rules for painkillers that contain hydrocodone, like Vicodin, after a significant spike in people abusing the drugs.

The FDA is conducting a two-day meeting to determine whether the pills need to be classified as a “scheduled two drugs.”

That classification would mean fewer prescriptions could be written at one time and pharmacies would have to lock the pills in cabinets.

The FDA advisory panel will make its official recommendation Friday.