That’s not necessarily true. There are numerous cases of doctors – without high mortality rates – but who are writing the prescriptions in question, where the DEA comes in. It may not amount to arrest, but it is very discouraging to a practicing physician to have his practice closed while the DEA goes through his records with a fine tooth comb. He may be exonerated at the end of the DEA process – and this is happening a lot. Doctors are terrified of this! And as a result, they are avoiding prescribing the drugs in question. The threat of DEA audit alone (not just the arrests) is changing the prescribing practices of doctors in general. I had a friend in a car accident last week. Cracked his spine. They sent him home with Lyrica.