Changes in DEA Registrant Renewal Process

Pharmacists should be aware that as of January 1, 2017, DEA is implementing a new policy related to registrant renewals. DEA quietly changed the policy via a website posting informing registrants that as of January 1, 2017, those with an expired DEA registration will need to fully reapply, that is DEA will no longer allow a "grace period" for expired registrations. The policy change impacts all registrants including pharmacies and prescribers. Currently, DEA provides registrants whose license has expired a grace period to renew their license. With the new policy change DEA will only send out one renewal notification letter by mail approximately 65 days prior to the expiration date. The letter will be sent to the "mail to" address for each DEA registrant. Failure to renew prior to the expiration date will result in the original DEA registration not being reinstated. Consequently, prescriptions written and dispensed for controlled substances by registrants whose license has expired will be implicated. 

From NCPA Advocacy Center Update (edited). 

Wes Drake

Wes Drake Pic 2016 JPEG Reduced for WebsiteIndustry veteran, Wes Drake has recently joined our PFOA staff. Wes will be visiting members and potential members in Florida. Wes’ resume includes over twenty years experience as a Territory Manager at American Associated Pharmacies (AAP). PFOA feels fortunate that we were able to coax Wes from his recent retirement to lend his expertise to our association.

Dave's Corner

Posted Sept. 1, 2016

David Mayper Executive Director PFOAGreetings,

During a busy July, staff members attended the annual conferences of AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal and McKesson.  Each of the wholesalers put their best foot forward in terms of education and vendor offerings.  PFOA utilized these events to meet with vendors, strategic business partners and most importantly, our members.  Business reviews were prepared and covered with the attending members who answered our requests.  I thank the entire staff for their efforts.


Jeff Grieshaber, our controller, has taken over expense report review, financial reporting and a number of other projects which will enable us to better manage, grow and improve the association. 


A vendor committee meeting was held in July as well as a Board webcast and phone conference covering key areas of consideration. 


Larry McIntosh, Don Schreiber and I attended a Choice Rx Solutions board meeting in Chicago looking at direction and options for the PBM.  Additionally, Larry McIntosh suggested a limited opportunity potentially involving one PFOA member in 15 different states


August involved training to expand some staffers’ roles in the organization as well as transitioning some responsibilities. I met with our representative from Anda. Our planned initiative is currently on hold, seemingly affected by their acquisition by Teva.  I spent time in Central Florida meeting with staff and our sales consultant who was responsible for a large part of the recent PFOA membership growth. 

Dave's Corner

Posted June 30, 2016

David Mayper Executive Director PFOA

Greetings. it's been about two months since our annual meeting and board meeting. May flew by quickly. We went through a search process and hired a controller. His name is Jeff Grieshaber and he began this month. Since integrating Jeff into the position, we are already having positive reactions and results. We are reviewing financial activities and getting him familiar with processes.


Free CE Class from Anda

Posted June 8, 2016

Click on the picture below, it will take you to, sign in to your account and you will see the link to the Pharmacists CE Lesson on your home page. CE Class 2016-06-08 reduced 60

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