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DEA Pharmacy Investigations Lawyers

April 8, 2022 Federal Criminal Attorneys

DEA Pharmacy Investigations Lawyers

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is a federal law enforcement agency that investigates drug crimes. The DEA has the authority to investigate pharmacies and pharmacists who are suspected of violating the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

If you are a pharmacist or pharmacy owner who is being investigated by the DEA, it is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. A skilled lawyer can help you understand your rights and options, and can protect your interests throughout the investigation process. The DEA is responsible for investigating pharmacies and pharmacists who are suspected of illegally dispensing controlled substances. The DEA can also investigate pharmacies and pharmacists who are suspected of violating the CSA. The DEA has the authority to investigate pharmacies and pharmacists who are suspected of violating the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The DEA is responsible for investigating pharmacies and pharmacists who are suspected of illegally dispensing controlled substances. The DEA can also investigate pharmacies and pharmacists who are suspected of violating the CSA.

What Does the DEA Investigate?

The CSA prohibits pharmacies from dispensing controlled substances without a valid prescription from a licensed practitioner. The CSA also prohibits pharmacies from distributing controlled substances outside of their state of registration, and from distributing controlled substances in an amount that exceeds what would be considered “normal” for legitimate medical purposes. In addition, pharmacies must comply with all state laws regarding controlled substances. Pharmacies that violate any provision of the CSA may be subject to civil or criminal penalties under federal law. The DEA may investigate pharmacies for suspected violations of any provision of the CSA, including:

  • Dispensing controlled substances without a valid prescription;
  • Dispensing controlled substances outside of the state of registration;
  • Dispensing controlled substances in an amount that exceeds what would be considered “normal” for legitimate medical purposes; and/or,
  • Failing to comply with all state laws regarding controlled substances.

The DEA may also investigate pharmacies for suspected violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The FFDCA prohibits pharmacies from distributing adulterated or misbranded drugs. In addition, the FFDCA requires pharmacies to comply with all applicable state laws regarding prescription drugs. Pharmacies that violate any provision of the FFDCA may be subject to civil or criminal penalties under federal law. The DEA may investigate pharmacies for suspected violations of any provision of the FFDCA, including:

  • Distributing adulterated or misbranded drugs; and/or
  • Failing to comply with all applicable state laws regarding prescription drugs.

What Happens During a DEA Investigation?

If you are being investigated by the DEA, it is important to understand your rights and options throughout the investigation process. The following is an overview of what you can expect during a typical DEA investigation:

You will receive a subpoena. The DEA will serve you with a subpoena that requires you to provide certain documents or information. The subpoena may require you to appear for an interview, or to provide testimony before a grand jury.

The DEA will serve you with a subpoena that requires you to provide certain documents or information. The subpoena may require you to appear for an interview, or to provide testimony before a grand jury. You have the right to remain silent . You have the right not to answer any questions during an interview with the DEA, and not to testify before a grand jury if called upon by the government. It is important that you exercise your Fifth Amendment rights and remain silent throughout the investigation process in order not self-incriminate yourself.

You have the right not to answer any questions during an interview with the DEA, and not to testify before a grand jury if called upon by the government. It is important that you exercise your Fifth Amendment rights and remain silent throughout the investigation process in order not self-incriminate yourself. You should consult with an attorney.

If possible, it is best for pharmacists being investigated by the DEA on suspicion of violating federal drug laws (CSA/FFDCA) should consult with experienced counsel prior answering any questions from investigators as well as prior testifying before Grand Juries about their alleged criminal conduct under oath (which can be used against them at trial). A skilled attorney can help protect your interests throughout every stage of an investigation, including interviews and subpoenas related thereto; he/she can also help ensure that no incriminating statements are made which could be used against them at trial later on down road; he/she can also help negotiate favorable plea agreements when necessary as well as represent them at trial if necessary too! Call us today!

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