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DEA Registration & Enforcement

DEA Changes Renewal Notice Policy and Threatens to Eliminate Renewal Grace Period

Alert: If your DEA renewal application is not received prior to the expiration of your DEA registration, you will not be allowed […]

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ALERT: Florida Board of Pharmacy Changes 40 Hour Requirement

by Joseph G. Sapp, LL.M. On August 23, 2016 the Florida Board of Pharmacy amended its rule regarding the regulation […]

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Interviews Ronald Chapman, II About DEA Registration Surrenders

Attorney Ronald Chapman, II tells the Post-Gazette that physicians often surrender their DEA registration during raids because of fear of further […]

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Asset Forfeiture or Asset Seizure

What is Asset Seizure and Forfeiture? The first thing the Department of Justice (DOJ), FBI or DEA will do when […]

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DEA Red Flags That Can Trigger DEA Investigations (Raids) into Your Pactice

By Ronald W. Chapman, II The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) office of diversion uses “red flag” indicators to determine which […]

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CDC Issues Proposed Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

By Ronald W. Chapman, II On December 14, 2015, the CDC and HHS issued proposed guidelines for the prescription of […]

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What Physicians Should Do When Pharmacies Refuse to Fill Their Prescriptions

Just like physicians, DEA regulations require that Pharmacists bear responsibility for ensuring that prescriptions are valid and for a medical […]

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Responsible Opioid Prescribing Practices and Monitoring for Pain Management [Audio]

Ron Chapman, II spoke to providers about responsible opioid prescribing and monitoring for pain management from an evidence-based best practices perspective at […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Voluntarily Surrender Your DEA Registration

By Ronald W. Chapman, II The story has been repeated thousands of times in recent history: An agent garbed in […]

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The Dreaded HHS Drug Utilization Review Board Letter re Morphine Equivalents, What Does it Mean?

The Michigan Health and Human Services Drug Utilization Review Board (DUR) monitors the safety of medication use and prescribing trends […]

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Fighting “Pill Mill”, Unlawful Prescribing and Drug Diversion Allegations

Posted by Ronald W. Chapman, II Why Am I Being Targeted? Over the last decade, federal and state prosecutors have […]

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How Regulation Affects Quality, Cost, Autonomy and Access to Health Care

  by Ronald W. Chapman The United States spends more on health care than any other country and yet ranks […]

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Vicodin and Other Hydrocodones to Become Schedule II Drugs – DEA Says

by Ronald W. Chapman, II The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has published its final rule that places a more […]

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