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Trust but verify

Trust but verify

Don’t risk your DEA license. The three keys to preventing employee theft of controlled drugs are evaluate, investigate and reiterate.

Let’s start with a simple fact: Employees can and will steal from your drug inventory if given the opportunity. A Drug Diversion Digest report tracking the diversion of controlled substances over a six-month period found that 71% of incidents involved an employee. Sadly, this often includes people you consider “family.”

The privilege of a DEA registration – Two sides of the coin

The privilege of a DEA registration – Two sides of the coin

As our investigative experts work with veterinary practices across the country, one regulatory compliance issue that we see causing confusion over and over again is both one of the most basic and yet seems to cause the most confusion – the DEA registration. Getting a registration and maintaining it can take just a few simple steps, but seems to be at the core of many veterinary practitioner’s questions and concerns.

DEA issues new marching orders in the war against opioid addiction

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.

DEA scam artists target veterinarians by phone

DEA scam artists target veterinarians by phone

You’ve probably received one of those scam IRS phishing calls, the ones where someone pretending to be with the IRS tells you you’re in trouble because you owe back taxes and then demands payment over the phone. Be prepared—you may be getting one from the US Drug...

Think outside ‘the box’

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...