Wednesday, June 30, 2010

DEA Serves Search Warrants On Physicians & Pharmacies Connected To San Diego Chargers & Padres

The Los Angeles Times reported today that U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents served 10 search warrants on June 29, 2010 on physicians and pharmacies affiliated with the San Diego Padres baseball and San Diego Chargers football teams. According to the article which cited unnamed federal authorities, the agents were checking the records of controlled substances, which physicians and pharmacies are required to maintain under law.There are currently no criminal or administrative charges, but the investigation is ongoing, said Amy Roderick, DEA spokeswoman in San Diego.

The article can be found at:

DEA serves search warrants on doctors, pharmacies connected to San Diego Chargers, Padres [Updated]

Attorney Commentary:  For the physicians and pharmarcies who were served with search warrants, this is the opportune moment for them to do everything they can to avoid any criminal or administrative charges or fines. There are record keeping requirements that the DEA imposes and it is critical to have an organized response to the warrants and any subpoenas or inspections. 

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