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Drug Trafficking

When is a Physician a Drug Pusher… Standard of Care is the Best Defense

Standard of Care is the Best Defense The CSA makes it a crime for a person to unlawfully dispense or […]

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Federal Prosecutors Dismiss Charges Against West Virginia Pain Managment Physician

Professional: Federal Prosecuters Dismiss Charges on Pain Management Physician, Anesthesiologist, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program Provider, Suboxone/Buprenorphine prescriber. Primary Issue: […]

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MedPage Today Featured Article: Fighting Rx Fraud with Anti-Terror Tech

“Palantir can spot wrongdoing, but there may be a cost.” Read Full Article at MEDPAGE TODAY Feature, By: Ronald W. […]

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New Michigan Controlled Substance Law Effects All Physicians and Controlled Substance Prescribers Beginning June 1, 2018

The Michigan legislature has enacted two sweeping changes to the regulations for prescribing controlled substances in Michigan. Physicians will be […]

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Prescribing Subsys or Insys? Be Careful! Criminal Action Against Physicians Is on the Rise

By Ronald W. Chapman, II With the recent NBC news press coverage related to Insys Therapeutics, those who prescribe Subsys, […]

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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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