Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that two Florida CVS pharmacies will have their controlled substance dispensing licenses revoked by the DEA for allegedly allowing wide diversion of Oxycontin and other prescription painkillers from their stores onto the black market. The stores according to the DEA didn’t do anything in response to sharply higher sales of prescription painkillers out of their locations, except to continue to dispense the drugs. According to the article, CVS is weighing its options, is committed to working with the DEA to curtail prescription drug abuse, and the fight may not be over.
If you are a pharmacist, MD, DO, or PA who has ever been faced with the dilemma of prescribing or dispensing what you think a patient needs, vs prescribing what you think will keep the DEA or other regulators off your back, you should call the Meister Law Offices and avail yourself of the services we offer through Painkiller Law: Criminal Law Compliance for Healthcare Providers. We want you to be in compliance with state and federal criminal laws regulating the prescription and dispensing of Schedule II painkillers, and we can help. The best time to act is before the DEA knocks on your door. As we say, “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away, and Compliance Can Protect You from the DEA.”
Call Painkiller Law at the Meister Law Offices today for a free consultation. 213.293.3737, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.