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DEA, states to share prescription drug information

April 20, 2018


The Drug Enforcement Administration has reached an agreement with attorneys general from 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to share prescription drug information with one another to help with criminal investigations.

DEA will provide the attorneys general with data from its Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System (ARCOS), which collects about 80 million transaction reports annually from manufacturers and distributors of prescription drugs.

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