DEA issues new marching orders in the war against opioid addiction

Don’t get caught in the crossfire.

On October 1, 2019, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released its 2020 fiscal year work plan to its diversion investigators. The plan outlines increased enforcement efforts and administrative resources dedicated to the identification and investigation of prescribers (including veterinarians) that are dispensing disproportionately large amounts of controlled substances.

Think outside ‘the box’

Is your veterinary practice in DEA compliance? Don’t confuse your automatic drug-dispensing machine for a complete solution. Here’s a question often posed by veterinarians and clinic managers: “I have a box that automatically dispenses our drugs. Doesn’t that make my...