CUSP is aware of reports of the DEA pressuring prescribers to voluntarily surrender their federal registration to prescribe controlled substances under the guise that the prescriber may later apply to have his or her registration reinstated. On August 8, 2019, CUSP submitted a FOIA request to the DEA, seeking data on registration revocations, surrenders, requests for reinstatement, and responses to such requests.
CUSP's Initial FOIA Request to DEA