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Prescription Abuse

Need help with a very large paper about how Walgreens or other pharmacies along with the Drug Enforcement Administration assist in surveillance in the fight against drug abuse of controlled substances. I really need help on how the DEA connects as being an agency that is health related and how they investigate over prescribing and fraudulent prescriptions.

- Describe the DEA and how it contributes to the core functions of public health.
- Examine specific ways the agency influences a pharmacy, as well as the health care system as a whole.
- Identify the roles of the agency workers, including specific responsibilities, competencies, and skills.

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- Describe the DEA and how it contributes to the core functions of public health.

The Drug Enforcement Agency in the United States contributes to drug monitoring, classification, and enforcement through the classification of drugs that are considered legal for medicinal purposes. All other drugs that have no medical value are classified according to different classifications ranging from schedule 1 to schedule 4. The use of this classification system is how the DEA attempts to contribute to the functions of public health by determining which drugs are for consumption legally for medical reasons and those that are on the market for abusive and psychedelic purposes.

- Examine specific ways the agency influences a pharmacy, as well as the health care system as a whole.

The DEA influences the healthcare system as a whole because drugs distributed at pharmacies must be vetted through the DEA system when administered. If high numbers of prescription drugs are being distributed causing red flags to occur within this system, the DEA can began ...

Solution Summary

Prescription abuse is examined. The expert describes the DEA and how it contributes to the core functions of public health. The roles of the agency workers, including specific responsibilities, competencies and skills are examined.

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