Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement

DEA National Take Back Day Saturday April 28, 2018

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced that it will be conducting its Fifteenth National Prescription Pill Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018. As part of this public safety initiative, Long Term Care Providers may dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances via participation in the national DEA Take-Back Event.

Addiction and Substance Use Disorder Educational Resource

To address the increase in substance use disorders, the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and the Education Department have created the New York State Addiction and Substance Use Disorder Educational Resource flash drive. The flash drive will be offered at no charge to New York State schools as a guide for personal conversations and community forums to help prevent and address substance use among young people. A list of resources with online links can be found in the Resource letter below.

The Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) is responsible for protecting the public health by combating the illegal use and trafficking of prescription controlled substances. The Bureau provides millions of secure Official New York State Prescriptions annually to over 95,000 prescribing practitioners across the State. BNE monitors and regulates controlled substances through its issuance of licenses to manufacturers, distributors, hospitals, nursing homes, and researchers. BNE Narcotic Investigators investigate suspected drug diversion or illegal sales involving theft, forgery, and fraudulent visits to practitioners' offices, and work closely with local, state and federal law enforcement. The Bureau also prevents prescription drug abuse through educational materials and presentations for parents, educators, and healthcare professionals.

Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)

Mandatory Prescriber Education

Prescribers licensed in New York to treat humans and who have a DEA registration number to prescribe controlled substances, as well as medical residents who prescribe controlled substances under a facility DEA registration number, must complete at least three (3) hours of course work or training in pain management, palliative care, and addiction by July 1, 2017. Click on the following link for more information and guidance.

Guideline for 'Waste' Disposal System Use

Important Facts About Controlled Substance Prescription Medications

Title 10 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Part 80, Section 80.11 – Additional Requirements for Manufacturers and Distributors. Regulation amended. Effective August 10, 2016.

Information regarding the Title 10 NYCRR Part 80, Section 80.11 amended regulation may be accessed at the following link:

New Legislation Enacted to Limit Initial Opioid Prescribing to a 7 Day Supply for Acute Pain. Effective July 22, 2016.

Mandatory Electronic Prescribing Effective March 27, 2016

Opioid Treatment Guidelines and Other Information for Healthcare Professionals and Patients Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)