Beware Pharmacy Record-Keeping Violations

Law360, New York (April 9, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT) -- On April 3, the United States Attorney’s Office in Oklahoma and the Drug Enforcement Administration announced a civil settlement with nationwide chain CVS Pharmacy Inc., whereby CVS agreed to pay $11 million to the federal government to resolve allegations of deficient record-keeping in regard to prescriptions for controlled substances. This settlement was hailed by the U.S. Department of Justice in its press release as “one of the largest settlements ever paid for record-keeping violations by a retail pharmacy chain related to controlled pharmaceuticals.”

Although the allegations...
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