The dea number is the identification number that is allotted to different health care providers. It is given by the united states drug enforcement administration and allocates certain privileges to medical practitioners. For instance, people with dea numbers can prescribe certain drugs not otherwise available.
The number itself has a special format and allows the authorities to label every practitioner with a certain code name. the number does not follow the norm and is not valid. The format gives it away as experienced people will know that these numbers follow specific series. A number that is out of the series can be easily identified.