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Walgreens Slapped With Record $80M Oxy Fine

Walgreens Slapped With Record $80M Oxy Fine
Posted June 12th, 2013 @ 12:11pm by Ruth Brown, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Walgreens made history yesterday ... by being ordered to pay the largest fine in the history of the US Controlled Substances Act. The drugstore empire was slugged for $80 million for "an unprecedented number" of violations in its sale of oxycodone and other controlled substances, following a probe by the DEA, USA Todayreports. The agency says Walgreens allowed the highly addictive painkillers to reach the black market by systematically failing to report unusually large or frequent orders from its pharmacies, and dispensing to customers even when their prescription was flagged as problematic.

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