DEA expanding its “hits list ” ?


DEA investigating Costco Hydrocodone dispensing in California

I guess while they were in CALF fining CVS for 29,000 doses of opiates that were unaccounted for .. They would find another “target” .. maybe they thought that they have got as much as they could out of Walgreens and CVS for a while.

From the article:

Why has one Costco pharmacy in West Sacramento, California consistently bought more hydrocodone than any other pharmacy in that state? –
Recently, warrants were issued authorizing DEA agents to inspect and audit Costco pharmacies in Sacramento, Roseville, Fairfield, and Manteca. –
So I guess while they were in the area.. they would just go ahead and audit FOUR of COSTCO’s pharmacies.
Here is a recent quote from a DEA spokesman:

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is not trying to limit or ration access to opioid painkillers, according to a DEA spokesman who says “nothing should stand in the way” of a patient getting a legitimate prescription for pain medication filled.

“We’re not doctors. We’re regulators and enforcers of the law. If something is prescribed for a legitimate medical purpose, we’re certainly not going to get in the way,” said DEA spokesman Rusty Payne.

If we lied to the DEA.. they would throw your asses in jail.. but.. they can lie publicly without any ramifications ..  I wonder which drug chain is next on their “hit list”..

According to this article

Apparently the Federal Budget Sequestration..hit the “prevention” part of the DEA budget the hardest.. so.. since DEA can keep what it fines and confiscates  for operating monies.. I guess that these fines are more important to the DEA.. keeping from downsizing.  They have already hit the biggest and most profitable drug store chains… So now they are going for the another very profitable company COSTCO…  I am sure that there is going to be a NEXT profitable company that has pharmacies..


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