Ironically by 2007, John Stanton, Chuck Broes, and Alex Edwards, and the big fat Cuban John H Rivera were addicts and also selling MILLIONs of doses of powerful prescription painkillers helping to create an epedemic in Tampa.
Then the DEA SLAMMED them...
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Drug Enforcement Administration
[Docket No. 7-21]
United Prescription Services, Inc. Revocation of Registration
On February 13, 2007, I, the Deputy Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, issued an Order to Show Cause and Immediate Suspension of Registration to United Prescription Services, Inc. (Respondent), of Tampa, Florida. The Order immediately suspended Respondent's DEA Certificate of Registration, BU6696073, as a retail pharmacy, based on my preliminary finding that Respondent was diverting large quantities of controlled substances and that its continued registration during the pending of these proceedings "would constitute an imminent danger to the public health and safety because of the substantial likelihood that [it would] continue to divert controlled substances.'' Show Cause Order at 4 (citing 21 U.S.C. 824(d)). The Order also sought the revocation of Respondent's registration on the ground that its "continued registration is inconsistent with the public interest.'' Id. at 1 (citing 21 U.S.C. 823(f) & 824(a)(4)).
October 1, 2005, and January 31, 2006, Respondent distributed 1, 808, 693 dosage units of controlled substances and that more than 1, 275, 000 dosage units of these controlled substances were prescribed by a single physician. Id. at 3. Relatedly, the Show Cause Order alleged that during this period, Respondent filled 11, 830 prescriptions which were written under a single physician's registration. Id.
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