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Expert in DEA Compliance

Expert ID: 728599 Pennsylvania, USA

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In January 2009, Expert founded PharmaDiversion, LLC as a compliance consulting firm specializing in federal laws and regulations relating to manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceutical controlled substances and regulated chemicals that are enforced by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) through the Office of Diversion Control (Diversion).

His clients range from manufacturers and distributors of controlled substances and regulated chemicals to the physician who dispenses these substances in pain management clinics, and who are seeking due diligent solutions when handling controlled substances and regulated chemicals.

When asked to conduct an on-site “Mock Audit” of the client’s facility, he performs the equivalent of a DEA Diversion audit in order to determine the level of compliance with the federal laws and DEA regulations. The goal is to find major and minor infractions of the federal laws and regulations that could result in civil actions against the registrant.

When a criminal or civil action is taken by any law enforcement entity including DEA, expert will work with the corporate legal counsel to interpret whether the actions taken are within the rules and regulations. He will review all documentary evidence to determine it was handled according to the regulatory statutes relating to handling by the client of any controlled substances or regulated chemicals. He will assist in putting together a successful defense that may require expert testimony at any court proceedings.

When asked by the client, he can provide on-site personnel training of the federal rules and regulations pertaining to the handling of controlled substances and regulated chemicals. The presentation entitled “How to Survive a DEA Audit or FIND=FINE”, covers all of the record-keeping and security requirements listed under the federal Controlled Substances Act and the Code of Federal Regulations. Other presentations include “Law Enforcement and Pain Management."

Interpreting the federal laws and DEA regulations on the handling of Schedules II through V controlled substances and regulated chemicals.Assisting legal counsel and their clients who are subjects or targets of federal investigations pertaining to issues on the handling or prescribing of controlled substances and regulated chemicals.Arrange training on issues pertaining to the handling of controlled substances and regualted chemicals by DEA registrants such as manufacturers, distributors, imports/exporters, pain management physicians, and pharmacists.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Trenton, New Jersey - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania - Baltimore, Maryland

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: BA Subject: Police Science Institution: Temple University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Undisclosed Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Compliance consulting for the pharmaceutical industry in issues pertaining to the handling of Schedules II through V controlled substances and regulated chemicals and their complaince with the federal laws and DEA regulations.
Years: 1997 to 2009 Employer: Drug Enforcement Administration Title: Undisclosed Department: Diversion Group Responsibilities: Enforcing the federal laws and regulation pertaining to the handling of controlled substances in Schedules II through V and regulated chemicals. Regulator inspections of DEA registrants to ensure compliance with the federal laws and regulations.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1997 to 2009 Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration Role: Group Supervisor/Diversion Investigator Description: Enforcing the federal laws and DEA regulations pertaining to controlled substances and regulated chemicals.
Years: 1995 to 1997 Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration Role: Legal Technician Description: Assigned to the Asset Forfeiture Unit.
Years: 1971 to 1995 Agency: Philadelphia Police Department Role: Police Sergeant/Police Officer Description: Assigned to enforced state laws in the City of Philadelphia. Last 10 years assigned to DEA Task Force as an enforcement supervisor.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Compliance consulting in the handling of Schedule II through V controlled substances and regulated chemicals. Prior law enforcement experience with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and testifying in federal and state courts on issues pertaining to the handling of these substances.
Training / Seminars
Conduct training and seminars entitled "How to Survive a DEA Inspection" which is tailored for DEA registered manufacturers, distributors, pain management physicians, and pharmacists.

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