Barnes Quoted in PNN Article on DEA Impersonators

Pain News Network (PNN) recently quoted Michael Barnes, JD in an article about Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) impersonators. PNN Editor Pan Anson reported that the DEA has issued a warning to health care providers, pharmacists, and the public about criminals posing as DEA agents and attempting to extort money from them.

According to Barnes, “The scammers are well enough informed of the tactics DEA is employing against controlled-medication prescribers to be able to replicate them.”

In 2019, PNN’s Anson reported on a journal article Barnes authored, in which he call for an end to “indiscriminate raids” of health care providers by DEA and other federal agents.