New DEA Hotline Targets Steroids and Painkillers

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has established an international toll-free hotline to receive anonymous reports about illegal sales, diversion or abuse of prescription drugs. The agency said misuse of certain prescription drugs, including painkillers and performance-enhancing steroids, has become increasingly widespread in the U.S. and the agency is eager to receive information about suspected illegal distribution of pharmaceuticals and suspicious internet pharmacies.