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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has updated the DEA Registrant Database file provided to NTIS and Beginning with the next monthly update (tentatively scheduled for Monday May 6th 2013) there will be an extra Result parameter provided through the website search and web service.

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Download the updated Record Layout file.

Quick Info
1. The new result will will list the Activity of the DEA number. The DEA number will be listed as either "Active" or "Inactive"

2. Most DEA numbers will be listed as "Active". You may find a DEA number still listed in the database that is past it's expiration date, but it is still listed as Active. This means that the DEA number is still within the renewal process and the next update should contain the updated DEA number.

3. Any DEA number listed as "Inactive" is not authorized to handle controlled substances in any schedule.
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