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Mike Dowell Discusses Need for Compliance Plans in Light of DEA Controlled Substance Compliance Inspections and Audits

February 12, 2020

Hinshaw partner Mike Dowell authored a two part Compliance Today article titled "DEA Inspections and Audits Warrant Compliance Plan." In Part 1, Dowell outlined the Controlled Substances Act (CSA)—which is enforced by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)—the mission of the DEA, and its response to the opioid crisis. He also addresses a variety of requirements for pharmacies under the CSA, including those involving record-keeping, security, and dispensing. In Part 2, Dowell reviewed reporting requirements and issues concerning the development of a controlled substance compliance program.

Read "DEA Inspections and Audits Warrant Compliance Plan, Part 1" (PDF)

Read "DEA Inspections and Audits Warrant Compliance Plan, Part 2" (PDF)

Part One and Two of "DEA Inspections and Audits Warrant Compliance Plan" were published by Compliance Today in the November 2019 and December 2019 editions.

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