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100 FAQs: DEA Opioid Investigations

DEA Defense Attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden The practice of authorizing and dispensing controlled substances has dramatically changed since the Justice Department announced to fight the national opioid crisis by vigorously prosecuting prescribers and corroborating pharmacies across the country. The essence of the government’s claim is that many of the close...

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Defending Physicians Against Manslaughter Charges in Opioid Investigations

You have practiced medicine for many years, perhaps for decades. Patients treasure you because you are dedicated and committed to their needs. Throughout your career you have experienced the joy of working with patients that you made feel better and healthier. Your medical license is in good standing and you...

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The Opioid Crisis and the Risks Facing Health Care Providers

Leading Federal Lawyers for Fraud Defense of Opioid Providers Opioid abuse is a major issue in the United States, and federal authorities are using a variety of different mechanisms to combat misuse of both prescription opioid medications and illegal drugs such as heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil. Along with outreach and...

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Justice Department Likely to Target Pain Management “Pill Mills” in 2018

Effective Federal "Pill Mill" Defense Lawyers With the nation's opioid crisis continuing to garner headlines, federal prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and other agencies are aggressively targeting those who supply drugs to opioid-dependent individuals. While this includes drug dealers who sell heroin and fentanyl, it also includes...

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What Is Drug Diversion?

PLEASE NOTE: Oberheiden P.C only serves medical providers in drug diversion cases.  Drug diversion in the context of controlled substances occupies a major priority of current federal law enforcement. Almost no day goes by without new reports of arrest, DEA search warrants, and charges involving narcotics and other controlled prescription...

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Preparing Medical Practices for an Encounter with the DEA: War on Opioids

How Your Patients Can Get You in Trouble In the context of the government's war against opioid prescribers, the likelihood that your practice will have an encounter with DEA agents has never been higher. Virtually every day somewhere in the United States, law-enforcement teams of DEA and FBI agents show...

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How to Avoid Criminal Charges in DEA Drug Diversion and Opioid Investigations

No Charges, No Jail, No License Revocation. When Attorney General Jeff Sessions in late 2017 announced the government's war on opioids, nobody could foresee that this war was primarily targeted at physicians and pharmacists across the country. Just a few months later, medical providers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Nevada, New...

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What Physicians and Pharmacies Need to Know About Drug Diversion and Opioid Investigations

Effective License Protection and DEA Criminal Defense Physicians call attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden to find out if their practice is safe or whether they may be under the government's radar. The concerns are real in light of the many reports of physicians charged with criminal violations of the Control Substances...

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