On February 12, 2015, Senators Hatch and Whitehouse introduced the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015. This is the companion bill to H.R. 471, sponsored by Representatives Marino, Blackburn, Welch, and Chu that was recently approved by the Subcommittee on Health, Energy and Commerce Committee. At a recent Congressional
Congressional Hearing on CSA Amendment
Posted in Drug Policy, Legislation
Today at 3 p.m., I will be joining DEA’s Mr. Joseph Rannazzisi, HDMA CEO John Gray and others to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health regarding a proposed amendment to the Controlled Substances Act. H.R.…
Legitimate Pain Clinics?
Posted in DEA Compliance, Enforcement Actions
DEA is okay with some pain management clinics. A DEA official told an industry conference that some pain management clinics are legitimate. When describing the proliferation of pain management clinics, DEA Associate Deputy Administrator Alan Santos told the audience at HDMA’s Distribution Management Conference and Technology Expo that prior to the rapid growth of pain…