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Thanks for your question.
The letter your boyfriend received should give an indication of why his DEA number/registration has been suspended. I don't know the particularly reason why the DEA has done this to your boyfriend, and it's hard for me to speculate. However, since every prescription that is written is tracked by the DEA, if it discovers that a physician has written an unusually large number of prescriptions for narcotics, or, that the physician has written a large number of prescriptions for the same patient, it may suspend the physician's number/registration pending an investigation. The DEA will also effect a suspension if criminal charges have either been filed or are forthcoming.
Again, I'm not sure why this has happened to your boyfriend, but, the DEA does have the authority to do this in the types of situations I've described above.
Hope this helps. Good luck.