Hydrocodone use is rising including Vicodin, Norco and Lortab.
Abuse of narcotic hydrocodone on the rise
Author: CHRIS HAWLEY Associated Press
Date: August 20, 2011
Publication: Associated Press Archive
Health agencies and drug counselors are warning of a dramatic and dangerous rise in the abuse of medicines containing the narcotic hydrocodone, including Vicodin, Norco and Lortab.
Around the country, police seizures of hydrocodone-containing pills are second only to those of oxycodone, the related narcotic used in drugs like OxyContin and Percocet, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration review of police laboratories.