February 22, 2023

Prepare for DEA inspections, controlled substances oversight

By: Brita Belli

The headlines are attention grabbing: hospitals forced to pay millions of dollars after employees were found to have stolen opioids and other controlled substances. After being discovered and investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the agents uncovered a number of issues: poor record-keeping, inventory, tracking, and other failures that allowed the thefts to go undetected.

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