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Doctors for San Diego Padres, Chargers Did Not Abuse Prescription Drug Laws

 Steve Neavling

The DEA has stopped investigating team doctors for the San Diego Padres and Chargers over the handling of prescription drugs to players, the USA Today reports.

The investigation was part of a wider effort to track the dispensing of potentially addictive drugs to professional baseball and football athletes, the USA Today said in a story today.

The newspaper said suspicions were raised after authorities noticed the doctors were writing an excessive number of prescriptions to themselves.

Turns out, a clerical error was to blame, and the doctors were not using the drugs themselves, the DEA announced Tuesday.

The DEA has demanded a better system for keeping information on prescription drugs.

DEA Asked to Submit Rationale for Pharmacy Suspension Orders

By Danny Fenster

The DEA was ordered on Monday to submit an explanation of its rationale for attempting to shut down a Florida pharmaceutical distribution center, reports the Associated Press. D.C. US District Judge Reggie Walton gave the agency until the end of next week to make a submission.

The DEA had issued orders earlier this month to suspend the sale of controlled substances by two CVS pharmacies near Orlando and Lakeland, Fla., in an attempt to combat the misuse of pain killers like oxycodone, according to the AP. The pharmacies were giving out large amounts of the drug in excess of legitimate needs, the DEA had said. This is the first time branches of a national pharmacy chain were targets of suspension orders.

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