Tag Archives: pain management

DEA Decisions: In the Matter of Wesley Pope, M.D.

An Oklahoma doctor wrote 19 Schedule II controlled substance prescriptions for a patient with low back pain over eight months without thoroughly documenting the patient’s history, confronting the patient over aberrant drug tests, or talking to other doctors who were prescribing the patient controlled substances. The Chief Administrative Law Judge felt the doctor should be … Continue Reading

Legitimate Pain Clinics?

DEA is okay with some pain management clinics. A DEA official told an industry conference that some pain management clinics are legitimate.  When describing the proliferation of pain management clinics, DEA Associate Deputy Administrator Alan Santos told the audience at HDMA’s Distribution Management Conference and Technology Expo that prior to the rapid growth of pain … Continue Reading