This includes norco, vicodin, lortab, lorcet, etc..
When I first got into the opiate game and was always on the hunt for vicodin, I ran into mallies and qualitest most often, and occasionally watson. They were usually 5 mg ones, occasionally a 7.5 mg or 10 mg pill would pop up though. Mallies seemed the weakest, and watson and qualitest felt about the same -- they were decent. Qualitest klonopin is good too. I know all generics are supposedly equal, but there is that margin of difference the FDA allows, and I swear mallinkrodt has got to be on the low end. Mallies consistently seem weaker, like they're skimping to save money by putting the bare minimum amount of drugs in the pills to pass, in the FDA's eyes, as "equivalent".
With my recent acquisition of a mountain of Norcos, I've had the pleasure of tasting a new brand of hydro that I'd never seen before: Interpharm. They're 10 mg hydro (325 mg apap) norco generics marked with the imprint IP 110. They're strong. 10 of those little fuckers gets me high as a kite and I'm on the fent patch 25 mcg per hour every day. So that's 100 mg hydrocodone bitartrate.
I think part of what gives hydro a bad rap is the salt form it's usually given in... the bitartrate anion adds a lot of non-opioid weight to the hydro they put in the pill, and I know for a fact they don't compensate with a freebase conversion ratio with hydro pills. Oxycodone on the other hand is delivered as the HCl even in percs... and HCl counterion adds quite a bit less non-opiate weight than bitartrate. I think if they suddenly started using oxycodone bitartrate in oxy products that tons of addicts would be VERY pissed off! In other words, oxycodone FREEBASE is probably only 1.5x stronger than hydrocodone FREEBASE; while in the pills oxy seems 2x the strength.
Anyway -- I give my junkie stamp of approval to interpharm Norco 10/325 mg pills with the IP110 imprint. It's good stuff to munch down with a cup of coffee! Chewing a lil fent patch along with it blasts me into nodland.