Human Medications, Human Drugs, Animal Medications, Animal Drugs, Pharmacy law, Pharmaceutical law, Compounding law, Sterile and Non Sterile Compounding 797 Compliance, Veterinary law, Veterinary
Compounding Law; Health Care; Awareness of all Types of Compounding Issues;
Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), Outsourcing Facilities
Food and Drug Administration and Compliance Issues
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
DEA Crackdown May Be Coming Down on Prescription and Compounded Controlled Substances
Pharmacies Ill-Prepared For Potential DEA Crackdown
By Rachel Slajda
Law360, New York (September 18, 2012, 8:38 PM ET) -- Many pharmacies' day-to-day operations appear to violate the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's policies on controlled substances, and the pharmacies are risking their DEA registrations if the agency cracks down — a not-implausible scenario as the DEA battles widespread prescription drug abuse.
At issue is whether retail and compounding pharmacies can give controlled substances to doctors, rather than directly to patients. A prime example, pointed to by the industry and supportive lawmakers, is intrathecal pain medications that must be injected directly into a patient's spinal fluid....
To view the full article, requires a subscription here.