Pharma Diversion

Pain Clinic or Pill Mill? Do you know your customer?

What is a legitimate pain clinic? The answer to that question will be different depending on your perspective. For example, if you are a medical professional the term often refers to a medical practice that specializes in treatment for patients that suffer from chronic pain. If you are a compliance officer employed by a DEA-registered drug distributor or manufacturer the…
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February 12, 2019
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Narco-Violence at your local pharmacy

Robberies and violence have become more common at local pharmacies across the country. This article takes a look at some past incidents, why these incidents are occurring and how pharmacists and pharmacies can protect their locations from becoming a victim of a robbery and how pharmacies can understand how to protect themselves from what is becoming known as narco-violence. On…
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February 12, 2019
DEA Compliance

Opiates and Heroin, The Suburban “Crack” Epidemic

My career with the Drug Enforcement Administration began in the summer of '85 as a Special Agent in the New York City Office. July temperatures that year reached ninety degrees; nothing record-breaking, but on a humid day in Brooklyn with heat rising from the pavement, it seemed like the entire city was hell's kitchen. As we breached that apartment door…
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February 12, 2019