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Federal drug permits

I read the recent letter1 regarding the US Drug Enforcement Agency's new interpretation of the Controlled Substances Act concerning transportation of controlled substances by veterinarians and agree with Mr. Dennis that this interpretation is an overreach. I have one additional comment I would like to share. I am licensed to practice veterinary medicine in both Missouri and California, and I have to pay a separate federal DEA permit fee to prescribe and purchase controlled substances in each state. If this is a federal permit, why is it not good in all 50 states and territories