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K&L Gates Triage: The Opioid Epidemic: DEA’s Role in Regulating Individuals and Entities Handling Controlled Substances

8 March 2018
Presenters: Hilary H. Bowman

In the fifth episode of our series on the national opioid crisis, Hilary Bowman discusses the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) role in regulating individuals and entities handling controlled substances, including opioids.

Specifically, the episode explains the impact of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) and recent rulemaking on access to maintenance and detoxification treatment administered by physicians and midlevel practitioners. The episode also highlights the responsibilities of all DEA registrants to safeguard controlled substances, maintain records, and report suspicious activity to the DEA.

About Triage
Triage: Rapid Legal Lessons for Busy Health Care Professionals has been created by K&L Gates to convey information about developments in health law through short podcasts.

If you work in the health care industry, you have grown accustomed to frequent changes in laws and regulations. On some days, it may seem like an insurmountable task to keep up with every change, especially as a new presidential administration and new policies take shape.

The K&L Gates Health Care Practice will regularly create Triage podcasts to help you learn about the latest developments in health law. Our lawyers will identify the most important changes and analyze the impact of these changes on our clients.

Catch-up on past episodes by visiting our Triage program page.

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