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CVS, H-E-B pharmacies fined in federal court for alleged violations

http://www.caller.com/news/local-news/cvs-heb-pharmacies-fined-in-federal-court-for-alleged-violations_33518191

From the article:

CVS Pharmacy, Inc. paid a $1.9 million penalty Thursday to the Southern District of Texas in the civil case, and H-E-B paid a $262,500 fine on Aug. 6. It was a civil matter settled without litigation, said Angela Dodge, public affairs officer for the federal district, which spans 43 counties.

Those pharmacies were accused of violating the controlled substances act from April 1, 2012, through Aug. 9, 2012, by filling controlled substance prescriptions several times for a doctor who at the time did not have a valid Texas Department of Public Safety controlled substances registration number. H-E-B filled 21 such prescriptions and CVS filled 153 during that time period, according to the news release.

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Reading between the lines… the prescriber apparently failed to renew his/her DEA license for FOUR MONTHS… BUT.. there is no mention of the prescriber being fined for illegally prescribing controlled substances… Maybe, CVS provides more sensational headlines.

 

4 Responses

  1. Looks like the DEA is like the local police departments that are making money off drugs…in this case the pharmacies. It is the DEA that should have been fined because they did not insure the doc had a valid liscense. Who is at fault? First, it is the doc and second it is the DEA. The pharmacies are not at fault. They filled prescriptions they thought were legitimate. It is the DEA’s job to remove illegitimate prescriptions from the medical profession.

  2. 1.9 mil? Might as well be a nickel.

  3. SCAMS,, SCOUNDERELS AND SUCKERS. HOW ABOUT PRACTICING WITH OUT. A LICENSE? Where are your papers? “Your paperwork IS NOT IN ORDER. …..

  4. And we’re supposed to known this how? Seriously I admit I never checked if a doc had an in date dea number. The number was on the script that’s all I needed. Geez now we have.to police that too?? Bad enough when we know we are due for an inspection someone has to make sure we have current copies of all our papers from the main officem

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