Expired drugs in the office? How do you get rid of them correctly before those nasty DEA agents invade your office looking for contraband buprenorphine?
"I emailed a local agent who replied thus, "...you are allowed to dispose of the controlled substances yourself - with at least one witness. This activity must be recorded on a DEA Form-41."
This sounded good, particularly after the aspersions I have cast at DEA in the past few months, but then I read Form 41, and I wrote back:
"Form 41 is confusing:
Signature of applicant or authorized agent: Who is that?
"Destroyed by": Is that me, or does someone at DEA sign that after destroying the drug?
The instructions imply I should send the drugs to DEA rather than destroy, except one indication of "destroyed as indicated and the remainder forwarded tape-sealed after verifying contents." What does that mean? This comes after the blank for how many packages have been received. Received by DEA? by me?
I have 56 tabs of 200 mg modafinil. Please advise. Is the form correctly completed?"
So should I put the pills in a bottle full of wet coffee grounds or mail them to the DEA field office. Has anyone done this and avoided the gas chamber?