DEA and Controlled Substances

Data accumulated in CURES[1] is available to appropriate state and federal agencies, law enforcement, and regulatory boards for disciplinary, civil, or criminal purposes. But when should CURES be reviewed for such purposes? When a government suspects overprescribing? May it be used against a prescriber or a pharmacist when no controlled substances are involved in the

The DEA has recently audited several large pharmacies and drug wholesalers finding substantial non-compliance with the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The non-compliance has resulted in large settlements, corrective action plans, and some business restructuring. The examples below concentrate on major pharmacy chains and large wholesalers, however, a number of smaller pharmacies and wholesalers have settled