DEA license

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    Hi,
    I am worried about obtaining prescriptive authority once I graduate from my pmhnp program next summer. I have narcolepsy and take ritalin to help me stay awake and function. I guess I'm just so used to being on it that I didn't consider until now that it may hinder my ability to get a DEA #. Any thoughts or advice. Thanks
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    I am no expert, since I don't have a DEA license of my own, BUT, I do take care of renewing the DEA licenses for the Dr's in my practice and their personal Rx's are not part of the questionaire that gets filled out. Now maybe back when they first applied for them (them, as in TWO separate licenses. Drives me bonkers when people refer to a DL as "them" ie: a plural) but, it is not an issue as far as I know

    Quote from charlie1234
    Hi,
    I am worried about obtaining prescriptive authority once I graduate from my pmhnp program next summer. I have narcolepsy and take ritalin to help me stay awake and function. I guess I'm just so used to being on it that I didn't consider until now that it may hinder my ability to get a DEA #. Any thoughts or advice. Thanks
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    I don't think it should be a problem. If you are in question I encourage you to look on the DEA website and contact your local office. I found them very helpful when I was obtaining my initial licensure.
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    Why should that be a problem? What you PRESCRIBE and what you TAKE are two different things.
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    Ditto, Trauma.
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    My coworkers are on more drugs than the patients. I don't think it is going to be a problem.
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    Instead of creating yet another thread I thought I'd ask: How long did it take for you to receive your DEA after applying? The main question here has me imagining that mine took longer due to my extensive ADHD medication history. I agree my fellow practitioners are on more drugs than the general population but perhaps thatís just because we are more plugged in

    Quote from charlie1234
    Hi,
    I am worried about obtaining prescriptive authority once I graduate from my pmhnp program next summer. I have narcolepsy and take ritalin to help me stay awake and function. I guess I'm just so used to being on it that I didn't consider until now that it may hinder my ability to get a DEA #. Any thoughts or advice. Thanks
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    its no biggie. when i worked in the pharmacy the pharmacists had their DEA's and they would ALL be popping anxiety meds all day.

    They didnt break any rules, but its frightening how many providers dont listen to their own advice about overmedicating. but that is another topic. seriously


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