DEA launches new ARCOS enhancement to help manufacturers and distributors "know your customer" and detect suspicious orders

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced last week that it launched a new tool for its Automated Reports and Consolidated Orders System (ARCOS) Online Reporting System that "will allow DEA-registered manufacturers and distributors to view and download the number of distributors and the amount (anonymized data in both grams and dosage units)" of a controlled substance that "each distributor sold to a prospective customer in the last available six months of data."

Under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and DEA regulations, manufacturers and distributors are required to design and operate a system that discloses suspicious orders of controlled substances, and to report such suspicious orders to DEA. The agency has stated that in order to fulfill this obligation, manufacturers and distributors should "know your customer."

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