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Diversion is the unlawful transfer of a controlled substance from the legal market to an illegal market.

- Patients travel in groups and/or have unexplainable factors in their relationships with each other (e.g., groups of patient's present prescriptions for the same controlled substance(s) from the same prescriber)
- A patient presents prescriptions for controlled substances written in the names of other people (not applicable to caregivers presenting prescriptions for their patient).
- A patient presents a prescription for a controlled substance that the pharmacist knows or reasonably believes that another pharmacy refused to fill.
- A handwritten prescription is presented at the pharmacy, looking altered or flawlessly thorough ("Flawless" contains patient address, quantity spelled out, patient's date of birth, multiple provider identifiers, lacks common abbreviations, etc.)
- The pharmacist becomes aware that the prescriber's DEA registration has been previously suspended or revoked or is pending suspension/revocation.

- threatening behavior
- patient appears intoxicated or shows signs of substance abuse
- non-disclosure of similar prescriptions
- prescription is for controlled substances highly abused in your region
- patient prioritizes controlled substance prescriptions
- previous patient problems

- prescription(s) for large quantities or multiple controlled substances

- patient indicates that drugs will be shared with others or sold
- prescriber's DEA registration or state license has expired or been suspended/revoked
- patient presents a prescription from a prescriber who is prescribing outside of the scope of his/her practice
- patient alters, forges, sells, or re-writes prescriptions
- patient is diverting/selling medication or getting drugs from others