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DEA Investigations Against Doctors and Pharmacies DEA Letter of Admonition

April 8, 2022 Federal Criminal Attorneys

The DEA has been investigating doctors and pharmacies for years. The investigations have led to many charges against doctors and pharmacies. The investigations have also led to the closure of many pharmacies.

The DEA has a special unit that investigates doctors and pharmacies. The unit is called the Office of Diversion Control.

  • The office investigates cases of drug diversion. Drug diversion is when drugs are sold illegally or used for illegal purposes.
  • The Office of Diversion Control has a website that lists all of the investigations that it has conducted. The website also lists the charges that have been filed against doctors and pharmacies.
  • The Office of Diversion Control has investigated many cases of drug diversion. The office has also closed many pharmacies. The office has taken action against doctors and pharmacies that have been involved in drug diversion.
  • The Office of Diversion Control is the only agency that can investigate doctors and pharmacies for drug diversion. The office can investigate any doctor or pharmacy in the United States.
  • The Office of Diversion Control investigates cases of drug diversion. The office does not investigate cases of medical malpractice.

The DEA audit is a thorough investigation of your pharmacy’s records and compliance with the Controlled Substances Act. The audit will include an examination of your pharmacy’s inventory, prescription records, dispensing records and other documents. The DEA will also interview you and your employees to determine whether you have complied with the law.

If the DEA finds that you have violated any provisions of the Controlled Substances Act, they may issue a Letter of Admonition. This letter is not a formal charge or accusation against you or your pharmacy. It is simply a notice that the DEA has found evidence that you have violated federal law and that they are giving you an opportunity to correct the violation(s).

If you receive a Letter of Admonition from the DEA, it is important to take it seriously. You should immediately consult with an experienced healthcare attorney who can help you understand what it means for your business and how to respond appropriately. Depending on the severity of the violation(s), there may be steps that you can take to mitigate any potential consequences from receiving this letter.

If you have received a Letter of Admonition from the DEA, contact us today for a free consultation. The Letter of Admonition is the first step in the DEA audit process. The letter is a warning that the DEA has identified issues with your pharmacy’s compliance with federal law. The letter will list what those issues are and give you an opportunity to correct them.

If you do not correct the issues, or if you do not respond to the Letter of Admonition, then your pharmacy may be subject to further investigation by the DEA. This could lead to a formal hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). At this hearing, both sides will present evidence and argue their case before a neutral judge who will decide whether or not your pharmacy should have its license revoked or suspended. If this happens, it would be very difficult for your pharmacy to continue operating legally in Florida.

If you receive a Letter of Admonition from the DEA, it is important that you take it seriously and seek legal counsel immediately from an experienced healthcare attorney who can help protect your interests and defend against any potential consequences.

What are the different notices the DEA might send

The Letter of Warning is sent by the DEA if their audit finds your pharmacy or pharmacist has a major violation of record-keeping procedures. This letter indicates that you’re in serious trouble and can lead to civil or criminal liability. If you receive this letter, you need to take immediate action to correct the problem and improve your compliance program.

The Notice of Suspension is sent by the DEA if they believe your pharmacy or pharmacist has committed a serious violation that poses an imminent danger to public health and safety. This notice suspends your registration for 30 days, during which time you can’t dispense controlled substances. The notice also gives you an opportunity to request a hearing within 15 days after receiving it, at which time the suspension will be stayed pending a final decision on whether it should be lifted or made permanent. If you receive this notice, don’t hesitate – contact us immediately so we can help protect your interests at the hearing and beyond!

The Notice of Revocation is sent by the DEA if they believe your pharmacy or pharmacist has committed a serious violation that poses an imminent danger to public health and safety. This notice revokes your registration permanently, at which time you can’t dispense controlled substances. The notice also gives you an opportunity to request a hearing within 15 days after receiving it, at which time the revocation will be stayed pending a final decision on whether it should be lifted or made permanent. If you receive this notice, don’t hesitate – contact us immediately so we can help protect your interests at the hearing and beyond!

The Notice of Immediate Suspension is sent by the DEA if they believe your pharmacy or pharmacist has committed a serious violation that poses an imminent danger to public health and safety. This notice suspends your registration immediately without prior notice or opportunity for hearing, at which time you can’t dispense controlled substances. If you receive this notice, don’t hesitate – contact us immediately so we can help protect your interests!

The Notice of Seizure is sent by the DEA if they seize your inventory of controlled substances. This notice gives you an opportunity to request a hearing within 15 days after receiving it, at which time the seizure will be stayed pending a final decision on whether it should be lifted or made permanent. If you receive this notice, don’t hesitate – contact us immediately so we can help protect your interests at the hearing and beyond!

The Notice of Forfeiture is sent by the DEA if they seize your inventory of controlled substances and determine that forfeiture is appropriate. This notice gives you an opportunity to request a hearing within 30 days after receiving it, at which time the forfeiture will be stayed pending a final decision on whether it should be lifted or made permanent. If you receive this notice, don’t hesitate – contact us immediately so we can help protect your interests at the hearing and beyond!

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