Effective October 6, 2014, all Hydrocodone Combination Products (HCPs) will be classified as Schedule II
controlled substances pursuant to a rule adopted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
on August 22, 2014. More information regarding prescriptions, security, inventory and dispensing is available here.
Pharmacies wishing to add Schedule II to an Illinois Pharmacy Controlled Substances license following the DEA rescheduling of Hydrocodone Combination Products should review the security requirements provided by Section 1330.600 of the Administrative Rules for the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act. An inspection will be required. The Pharmacist-in-Charge of a pharmacy meeting these requirements may mail a signed request to add Schedule II to:
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Division of Professional Regulation
Drug Compliance Unit
9511 Harrison Street, Suite LL50
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Pharmacies located OUTSIDE OF ILLINOIS must include a copy of a DEA registration at the same address showing Schedule II and include the ORIGINAL Illinois Controlled Substances license. The pharmacy may post a photocopy of the license until the new license is printed. The ORIGINAL license must be returned.