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DEA Watching Opioid Scripts, but Risk of License Censure Low

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What protections are in place to protect providers who are continuing to prescribe long-term opioids when patients are not “fixable” by other means? Response: I believe there is a difference between the potential for professional censure and the actual danger of being audited by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for misuse. The incidence of providers actually losing their license or having any legal action taken against them is very small. Nonetheless, all providers ar more...
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