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Schumer calls for new hydrocodone rules

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the feds to change the rules around hydrocodone prescriptions.

Schumer says a federal drug safety and risk management committee voted 19-10 in favor of upping the drug's classification, joining the ranks of methadone and oxycodone.

This reclassification would put an end to automatic refills for hydrocodone, requiring a new prescription for each bottle.

The final decision rests with the Food and Drug Administration.

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