Important News & Announcements

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DEA releases new Chemical Handler's Manual now available on the DEA Diversion website

Posted 5/15/2022

This manual was prepared by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Diversion Control Division, to assist those persons who handle scheduled listed chemical products and List I and II chemicals in understanding the Federal Controlled Substances Act and its implementing regulations as they...
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FY 2022 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Posted 5/3/2022

The Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) enhances the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data and other scheduled chemical products through a centralized database administere...
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DOJ Shuts Down Largest Online Darknet Marketplace

Posted 4/29/2022

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Join the Conversation on Linkedin

Posted 4/22/2022

NASCSA is pleased to announce it has launched a Linkedin page that can be found here.


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Breaking News - 2022 National Drug Control Strategy Released

Posted 4/21/2022

April 21, 2022 - Today 

Today, President Biden sent his Administration?s inaugural National Drug Control Strategy to Congress at a time when drug overdoses have taken a...
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FDA Considers New Approach to Improve Safe Disposal of Prescription Opioid Analgesics, Decrease Unnecessary Exposure to Unused Medication

Posted 4/20/2022

April 20, 2022 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is seeking public comment on a potential change that would require opioid analgesics used in outpatient settings to be dispensed with prepaid mail-back envelopes and that pharmacists provide patient education on safe disposa...
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VA Inspector General Report Finds Majority of Physicians Not Reported to State Licensing Boards

Posted 4/13/2022

A new report issued on April 7, 2022 by the Veterans Administration Inspector General's Office has found that the Veteran's Administration failed to consistently notify state medical boards when department physicians are fired for malpractice or incompetence, a situation that could put...
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FDA and DEA Warn Online Pharmacies Illegally Selling Adderall to Consumers

Posted 4/12/2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently issued joint warning letters to operators of two websites illegally selling Schedule II stimulants, including amphetamine drug products marketed as Adderall. These websites sell Adderall online without a...
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DEA To Issue Final Rule on New/Renewal Applications to be Submitted Online

Posted 4/10/2022

On April 11, 2022, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will publish a Final Rule in the Federal Register to amend its regulations to require all new and renewal applications for DEA registration to be submitted only through a secure online portal. The Rule becomes effective 30 days after...
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Former state health department official hired to oversee creation of Missouri's PDMP Program

Posted 4/8/2022

A Missouri task force assigned with overseeing the creation of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program has hired a former state health department veteran to serve as the program?s executive director.

Dean Linneman, the former director of the Department of Health and Senior...
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