Omnicare To Pay $50M To Settle DEA's Rx Misconduct Claims
The settlement stemmed from a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration investigation that found Omnicare routinely dispensed drugs to residents of long-term care centers without signed prescriptions and distributed pharmaceuticals in emergencies without oral prescriptions.
Instead, Omnicare frequently accepted medical chart orders and oral directives from nursing home staff as reasonable substitutes, DEA officials said....
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