DEA Numbers

DEA Numbers Definition and Construction

August 27th, 2008

The DEA is known as the Drug Enforcement Administration, it is an agency within the United States Department of Justice. It was created during the controlled substances act of 1970. The Federal Bureau of investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration do in fact, share jurisdiction regarding narcotics enforcement matters.
A DEA number is a number given to health care providers, for example, medical practitioner, veterinarian, dentist, which allows them to write prescriptions for a controlled substance. The DEA number is a legal tool for the purpose of tracking controlled substances. However, typically anyone who can prescribe medication uses the DEA number as a general prescriber number that is unique.

  1. The specifications of proper DEA number that is valid, consist of the following:
  2. Two letters, six numbers, and one check digit.
  3. Position number one is a letter that identifies the type the registrant.
  4. The seven digit is used as its check sum is calculated the following way.
  5. Add together the first, third and fifth digits.
  6. Add together the second, fourth and sixth digits and multiply the sum by 2.
  7. The last digit in the one’s position of this last sum is used as the seventh digit in the DEA number.

DEA Number Position 1 Definition of alowed letters

A – Deprecated (used by some older entities)
B – Hospital/Clinic
C – Practitioner
D – Teaching Institution
E – Manufacturer
F – Distributor
G – Researcher
H – Analytical Lab
J – Importer
K – Exporter
L – Reverse Distributor
M – Mid Level Practitioner
P – Narcotic Treatment Program
R – Narcotic Treatment Program
S – Narcotic Treatment Program
T – Narcotic Treatment Program
U – Narcotic Treatment Program
X – Suboxone/Subutex Prescribing Program

There, that is the complete definition for DEA Numbers.

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DEA Numbers Number Validator

August 15th, 2008

Well I’ve got the algorithm to validate DEA Numbers and I do expect to have a page here in the next few weeks or so with a spot where you can enter your DEA Number in question and it will tell if it is a good number. This is the first step for a DEA Lookup system.

Since I’ve got the complete method to validate DEA Numbers the next thing I’ll do after the single number validator works is to have the ability to paste a list of numbers in and have the system come back with which ones were validated and which ones were not.

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August 14th, 2008

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