Cardinal Health To Pay $34M To Settle Painkiller Case

Law360, New York (October 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Cardinal Health Inc. will shell out $34 million in civil penalties to resolve claims that it failed to notify drug enforcement authorities about suspicious orders of the painkiller hydrocodone.

Cardinal, one of the biggest U.S. distributors of pharmaceutical medications, struck a deal with seven U.S. attorneys' offices and the Drug Enforcement Agency that reinstated its license after a suspension for alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act, according to the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday. The Dublin, Ohio-based company did not acknowledge any wrongdoing....
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