Whenever your pharmacy processes a prescription for a federally scheduled controlled substance, it must validate the prescriber’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) authority.
If a prescriber’s authority can’t be validated at the point of dispense, third parties pay the claim and flag it for review, which can result in your pharmacy being audited.
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Frequently Asked Questions for Pharmacists on Methadone, Suboxone®, or Subutex®?
The following can be used to verify that the prescriber is approved to prescribe Suboxone® or Subutex® for opioid addiction: 1) Check the prescriber’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number; physicians granted a waiver under DATA 2000 are issued a special DEA number that always begins with “X”; as of July 2005, physicians are required to include this special DEA number on all prescriptions for Suboxone® or Subutex®; 2) Check the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) physician locator at: 3) Call SAMHSA at 1-866/287-2728 (physicians can elect not to be listed on the Web site); or 4) Call the prescriber and ask to have the DEA registration certificate faxed to you.
Methadone may only be used to maintain narcotic addiction or to detoxify a patient when the prescriber is registered by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a narcotic treatment facility (NTF).
In Siebel e Pharma Handheld, the DEA number is stored at the address level for each physician.
Siebel e Pharma Handheld can confirm that a valid DEA number is populated at the selected address for a professional call.
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