DEA tells e-commerce companies they have compliance obligations for pill press sales on their platforms.

Following the Department of Justice's US$59mm settlement with eBay for failing to fulfill compliance obligations related to international sales of pill presses, the DEA has issued a general letter to e-commerce companies notifying them of their obligations in this area. In short, e-commerce companies that facilitate transactions for pill press machines are considered "regulated persons" for the recordkeeping, identification, and reporting required by the Controlled Substances Act.

PSM predicted this development after the eBay settlement.  Read more about the settlement with eBay in our Explainer or watch our video.