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This monograph provides an overview of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s regulatory role, including the fundamental goal of reducing, if not eliminating, the diversion of controlled substances from medical use to non-medical use. A review of recent court cases places agency goals, and conflicts with health professionals, into a contemporary context. Basic DEA regulations are discussed.