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Drug Trafficking

A Physician’s Guide To Avoiding DEA Regulatory And Criminal Investigations: Best Practices For DEA Compliance

By Ronald W. Chapman II, Esq. Physicians and other health professionals face increased scrutiny from federal authorities, including the HHS, DEA, […]

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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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Top 10 Tips for Physicians To Avoid Prosecution for Over Prescribing

By Ronald W. Chapman, II With increased regulation in the health care industry, physicians, now more than ever, are being […]

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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 to do if You Receive a Federal Grand Jury Target Letter

The first contact to a Defendant in a health care fraud case is usually by way of a Grand Jury […]

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Proffer, Plea and Cooperation Agreements for Criminal Defendants

By Ronald W. Chapman II When a criminal Defendant makes the decision to cooperate with the government, the negotiation 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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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 to Choose the Right Attorney to Defend Health Care Fraud, Medicare Fraud, Stark, Anti-Kickback, False Claims, and Drug Trafficking Charges

State or federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents targeted you and your practice for suspected criminal violations . . . […]

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Should I Voluntarily Surrender or Relinquish My Medical License or Nursing License?

Remember relinquishing a professional license is forever! You agree to never apply again! Therefore, never agree to relinquish your license […]

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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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