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DEA Investigations: Signs of Opioid Abuse That Pharmacies Must Watch Out For

By Spodek Law Group | January 22, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 26, 2023)

Last Updated on: 26th July 2023, 08:28 pm

Let’s kick up your feet and have a chat about a topic that’s been making waves. I’m sure you’ve caught wind of how opioid addiction is wreaking havoc across the U.S.? Yeah, it’s been quite a storm. But let me shoot it to you straight. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is beckoning pharmacies, waving a red flag, trying to alert them to be part of the solution. They’re saying: “You’ve got a big role to play in stopping these opioids from reaching the wrong hands.”

What’s a Pharmacy Got to Do with It?

Now, you might ask, where does a pharmacy fit in this whole mess? Let Todd Spodek, of the esteemed Spodek Law Group, lay it on the line for you.

The powers that be, the Department of Justice (DOJ), are setting their eyes on pharmacies. They believe that most of these opioids that cause more harm than good are originating from pharmacies. So, they’re taking the bull by the horns, determined to see these drugs aren’t seeping out from these establishments. For a pharmacy’s own good, and that of their patrons, they’ve got to get their ducks in a row. They need to have a foolproof opioid compliance plan in place.

Pulling Up The Drawbridge: Diversion Red Flags

Pharmacies are now critical sentinels at the watchtower, responsible for spotting the pesky diversion of drugs. Careful observation could nip potential drug abuse in the bud. Let’s put some points on the board – hallmarks of diversion.

Those Quick Draw McGraws Looking for Early Refills

An eagle-eyed pharmacist won’t miss a customer eager for a refill before their previous prescription has barely emptied. That’s a massive tip-off. It smells of them popping pills or selling a couple on the sly. An early refill just supplies more dope for abuse.

Doctored or Fake Prescriptions

Crafty abusers often play funny buggers, handing in a forged prescription to score drugs illegally. A pharmacy’s got to sleep with one eye open because these fake pieces aren’t a piece of cake to spot. Things like neat handwriting that’s too on the nose, or the misuse of medical abbreviations, ought to make the alarm bells ring.

Shady Deals: Pharmaceutical Companies Offering Moolah

Now, if you didn’t know it before, remember it now. It’s mostly illegal for pharmacies to accept bucks from a pharmaceutical company to push certain drugs. Although there are exceptions, pharmacies would do well to tread lightly before taking up on the offer.You can learn more about this by clicking here.

Jack-of-All-Trades: One Patient, Many Doctors

Legit patients keep their ducks in a row, presenting prescriptions from a single quack. A slew of prescriptions from diverse sources could likely signal something jinky.

Wanderlust: Prescriptions From Out-Of-Town Docs

In some instances, a patient may have a good reason to fill up prescriptions from doctors as far away as the North Pole. However, more often than not, this is a red flag, indicating a patient probably seeking a sham prescription.

Birds of a feather: Several Folks with Similar Prescriptions

If several people pounce up with near-identical prescriptions, there’s cause for suspicion. They could be a band of abusers or dealers, eager to pillage all they can.

Obvious Signs of Opioid Dependence

Great Scott! If a pharmacist spots clear signs of opioid dependence like aggression, intoxication, and extreme sedation, they better batten down the hatches – no prescriptions should be filled for these folks.

Cash is King?

While there’s no harm in whipping out a wad of cash to settle the bill, it’s pretty eyebrow-raising when you find heavy cash payments going hand in hand with addicted patients.

Dancing Around the Questions

A leery customer answering basic questions about their medication in a shifty manner might be skating on thin ice. Proud and legit users have nothing to hide. In certain cases, pharmacies may even be firmly within their rights to deny medications to deceitful patients.You can learn more about this by clicking here.

‘Drug Cocktail’ Ingredients: Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd?

Beware customers who present prescriptions that, when combined, make a lethal cocktail. These potent brews are dangerously addictive and could potentially ring the death knell for users.

In the grand scheme of things, pharmacies can play a significant role in curbing the opioid crisis. With a proactive approach and an eagle eye for potential issues, we can all work towards mitigating the dreadful impact of this public health crises.

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