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A Look Inside a DEA Investigation and Prosecution of Opioid Prescribing and the Controlled Substances Act: The Opioid Odyssey and the Aftermath of Bad Decisions

Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 63 minutes
Recorded Date: May 25, 2022
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  • Case study: United Sates vs. C. Mark Capistrano, ET AL.
  • Expert review and Opinion
  • Outcomes and additional actions
  • Treatment and Intervention
  • Future considerations

Runtime: 1 hour, 3 minutes
Recorded: May 25, 2022

For NY - Difficulty Level: For both newly admitted & experienced attorneys


In this session, panelists will provide an overview of DEA Diversion and CSA sanctions, along with a case study that will reveal the ramifications of prescribing controlled substances outside the scope of professional practice, federal law as it relates to physicians and pharmacies dispensing controlled substances outside the usual course of medical practice, and Medication Assisted Recovery as an evidenced based intervention that can be used in conjunction with community based interventions to reduce many of the consequences brought on by the opioid epidemic.

This program was recorded on May 25th, 2022.

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Adam Wyatt

Clinic Director of Opioid Treatment Program
Acadia Healthcare

Adam Wyatt is the Clinic Director of Opioid Treatment Program in Oklahoma City.
With 8 Years of experience working in Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Adam is proudly providing services to those in in search of recovery. Adam also has experience in Leadership, Community outreach, and Coaching.

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Gregory M. Fliszar

Cozen O'Connor

Greg focuses his practice on health law and handles a variety of health law litigation and regulatory and compliance matters for a number of different types of health care providers, including hospitals, hospices, mental health providers and physician groups. He has significant experience with HIPAA and privacy issues and has counseled insurance company clients on understanding their obligations under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. He returned to Cozen O'Connor after briefly serving as Associate General Counsel to Universal Health Services.
Greg has written and spoken about a number of health law issues, including HIPAA and privacy/confidentiality issues, as well as the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. He is the chair of the Substance Abuse Disorders and Mental Health Interest Group of the ABA's Health Law Section.
Greg was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star for health care in 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2011. Prior to attending law school, Greg worked as a clinical psychologist in inpatient and outpatient settings and was a clinical instructor of psychiatry at the MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Greg is currently the co-chair of the American Bar Association's Joint Opioid Task Force. In addition, he is a former member of the boards of directors of the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania and ALFA, an HIV/AIDS service organization in Hickory, N.C.
Greg earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He earned a master's degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Texas Tech University. He earned his law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was research editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, a member of the Order of the Coif, recipient of the David Stahl Memorial Award and earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Law.

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