Importer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Registration, 6580 [E7-2330]

Download as PDF 6580 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 28 / Monday, February 12, 2007 / Notices Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC 20537, Attention: DEA Federal Register Representative/ODL; or any being sent via express mail should be sent to DEA Headquarters, Attention: DEA Federal Register Representative/ ODL, 2401 Jefferson-Davis Highway, Alexandria, Virginia 22301; and must be filed no later than April 13, 2007. Dated: February 5, 2007. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. [FR Doc. E7–2330 Filed 2–9–07; 8:45 am] Dated: February 5, 2007. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. [FR Doc. E7–2320 Filed 2–9–07; 8:45 am] Drug Enforcement Administration BILLING CODE 4410–09–P Introduction and Procedural History This is a consolidated proceeding. On November 7, 2001, the then Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, issued an Order to Show Cause and Notice of Immediate Suspension of the practitioner’s Certificate of Registration, AC1643661, issued to Edmund Chein, M.D. (Respondent) of Palm Springs, California. The Notice of Immediate Suspension was based on the Administrator’s preliminary conclusion that Respondent’s continued registration constituted ‘‘an imminent danger to the public health and safety because of the substantial likelihood that [Respondent would] continue exporting and diverting controlled substances.’’ Order to Show Cause and Notice of Immediate Suspension at 6 (2001 OSC). The Order further proposed to revoke Respondent’s practitioner’s registration and deny any pending applications for renewal of the registration on the ground that Respondent’s continued registration would be inconsistent with the public interest. See id. at 1; see also 21 U.S.C. 823(f) & 824(a)(4). Subsequently, on May 24, 2002, the Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, issued an additional Order to Show Cause (hereinafter 2002 OSC) to Respondent. This Show Cause Order proposed to deny Respondent’s pending application for a registration as an exporter on the ground that issuance of a registration would be inconsistent with the public interest. 2002 OSC at 1; see also 21 U.S.C. 958(c) &(d); id. 823(d). The 2001 OSC alleged that Respondent had purchased ‘‘large amounts of anabolic steroids’’ from a Mexican pharmacy and ‘‘other illegitimate sources’’ and had distributed these substances to individuals who did not have a legitimate medical need for them. 2001 OSC at 2. The OSC further alleged that on May 28, 1996, Federal agents Edmund Chein, M.D.; Revocation of Practitioner’s Registration, Denial of Application for Exporter’s Registration Drug Enforcement Administration sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Importer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Registration By Notice dated October 12, 2006 and published in the Federal Register on October 19, 2006, (71 FR 61800–61801), Tocris Cookson, Inc., 16144 Westwoods Business Park, Ellisville, Missouri 63021–7683, made application by letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to be registered as an importer of Marihuana (7360), a basic class of controlled substance listed in schedule I. The company plans to import this product for non-clinical laboratory based research only. No comments or objections have been received. DEA has considered the factors in 21 U.S.C. § 823(a) and 952(a) and determined that the registration of Tocris Cookson, Inc. to import the basic class of controlled substance is consistent with the public interest and with United States obligations under international treaties, conventions, or protocols in effect on May 1, 1971, at this time. DEA has investigated Tocris Cookson, Inc. to ensure that the company’s registration is consistent with the public interest. The investigation has included inspection and testing of the company’s physical security systems, verification of the company’s compliance with state and local laws, and a review of the company’s background and history. Therefore, pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 952(a) and 958(a), and in accordance with 21 CFR 1301.34, the above named company is granted registration as an importer of the basic class of controlled substance listed. 19:52 Feb 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [Docket Nos. 02–09, 02–43] DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE VerDate Aug<31>2005 BILLING CODE 4410–09–P PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 executed a search warrant at Respondent’s medical office and seized several vials of steroids for which there were no records. Id. The OSC further alleged that in June 1996, DEA obtained from Henry Schein, Inc., copies of invoices which documented that Respondent had purchased controlled substances on nine different occasions between January 1995 and May 1996. Id. at 3. The OSC alleged that Respondent had failed to keep accurate records of the purchase, inventory, and dispensation of controlled substances. Id. The 2001 OSC next alleged that on January 31, 2001, DEA Diversion Investigators (DIs) went to Respondent’s Palm Springs medical office, the Palm Springs Life Extension Institute (hereinafter PSLEI), to conduct an administrative inspection. Id. The OSC alleged that the invoices documenting the purchases of controlled substances were at an accounting firm and not at the office. Id. The 2001 OSC further alleged that ‘‘none of [the] required controlled substance records were accessible,’’ because the records were stored in a computer and none of the office personnel then present were capable of retrieving them. Id. The OSC thus alleged that Respondent had violated the Controlled Substance Act by failing ‘‘to maintain in a readily available condition’’ initial and biennial inventory records, purchase invoices, and dispensing records. Id. The 2001 OSC further alleged that on February 5, 2001, DEA personnel returned to Respondent’s office and obtained an inventory of controlled substances that was dated February 5, 2001, dispensing records for the period July 1, 2000, through February 1, 2001, and invoices for purchases of controlled substances from Barnes Wholesale, Inc., for the period January 1, 1999, through February 4, 2001. Id. The OSC also alleged that the dispensing records showed that between July 1, 2000, and February 5, 2001, Respondent dispensed anabolic steroids, a Schedule III controlled substance, and phentermine, a Schedule IV controlled substance, to persons in Korea, Belgium, Indonesia, Canada, Japan, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, England, and Hong Kong. Id. at 3–4. More specifically, the OSC alleged that Respondent had made 328 illegal exports comprised of 20 exports of phentermine 30 mg., 58 exports of phentermine 15 mg., 73 exports of testosterone gel 8 mg., 12 exports of testosterone gel 100 mg., 50 exports of testosterone estradiol gel 4 mg, 113 exports of Depo testosterone 200 mg., and two exports of testosterone 50 mg. E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 28 (Monday, February 12, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 6580]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-2330]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Drug Enforcement Administration


Importer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Registration

    By Notice dated October 12, 2006 and published in the Federal 
Register on October 19, 2006, (71 FR 61800-61801), Tocris Cookson, 
Inc., 16144 Westwoods Business Park, Ellisville, Missouri 63021-7683, 
made application by letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 
to be registered as an importer of Marihuana (7360), a basic class of 
controlled substance listed in schedule I.
    The company plans to import this product for non-clinical 
laboratory based research only.
    No comments or objections have been received. DEA has considered 
the factors in 21 U.S.C. Sec.  823(a) and 952(a) and determined that 
the registration of Tocris Cookson, Inc. to import the basic class of 
controlled substance is consistent with the public interest and with 
United States obligations under international treaties, conventions, or 
protocols in effect on May 1, 1971, at this time. DEA has investigated 
Tocris Cookson, Inc. to ensure that the company's registration is 
consistent with the public interest. The investigation has included 
inspection and testing of the company's physical security systems, 
verification of the company's compliance with state and local laws, and 
a review of the company's background and history. Therefore, pursuant 
to 21 U.S.C. 952(a) and 958(a), and in accordance with 21 CFR 1301.34, 
the above named company is granted registration as an importer of the 
basic class of controlled substance listed.

    Dated: February 5, 2007.
Joseph T. Rannazzisi,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug 
Enforcement Administration.
 [FR Doc. E7-2330 Filed 2-9-07; 8:45 am]
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