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Definition of DEA

DEA: The Drug Enforcement Administration of the US Department of Justice, which regulates interstate commerce in prescription drugs to prevent them from being used as drugs of abuse. Every prescription written in the US bears the DEA number of the prescribing physician.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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