On Petition for Review of a Final Order of
the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Decided and Filed: November 15, 2016
Before: CLAY, ROGERS, and KETHLEDGE, Circuit Judges.
PER CURIAM. Syed Jawed Akhtar-Zaidi, M.D. (Dr. Zaidi), an Ohio physician
proceeding pro se, seeks review of a final decision of the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) affirming an immediate suspension order (ISO) suspending the certificate
of registration that permitted him to dispense controlled substances. Dr. Zaidi also seeks to
proceed in forma pauperis for purposes of this review. See Fed. R. App. P. 24. This case has
been referred to a panel of the court that, upon examination, unanimously agrees that oral
argument is not needed. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a).
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Accordingly, Dr. Zaidi’s motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED for
purposes of this review only, and his petition for review is DENIED.