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Drug Enforcement Administration

CVS Health deploys drug disposal kiosks in stores

CVS Health deploys drug disposal kiosks in stores

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has officially expanded its safe medication disposal kiosk program to CVS Pharmacy stores. The company said new CVS drug disposal kiosks are now inside 750 CVS Pharmacy locations, adding to the 800-plus units that the company has donated to law enforcement nationwide, which have collected more than 100 metric tons

Walgreens gets results in first year of Rx disposal program

Walgreens gets results in first year of Rx disposal program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has collected and safely disposed of 72 tons of medication since launching its drug disposal program 14 months ago. Walgreens said Wednesday that its safe medication disposal program is the first ongoing national effort of its kind by a retailer to combat the national drug abuse crisis and help fight the

Cardinal Health gives boost to Drug Take-Back Day

Cardinal Health gives boost to Drug Take-Back Day

DUBLIN, Ohio — As part of its effort to fight prescription drug abuse, the Cardinal Health Foundation is urging the public to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. The event, held April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), aims to help prevent medication abuse

Costco settles with DOJ over improper pharmacy controls

Costco settles with DOJ over improper pharmacy controls

WASHINGTON — Costco Wholesale Corp. has agreed to pay $11.75 million in a settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) on claims that it improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances. Also under the settlement, over the next three years the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) can conduct unannounced and unrestricted inspections of all DEA-registered Costco pharmacy

McKesson to pay $150 million in DEA, DOJ settlement

McKesson to pay $150 million in DEA, DOJ settlement

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Corp. has agreed to pay $150 million in a settlement with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) involving its monitoring and reporting of suspicious controlled substance orders. McKesson said late Tuesday that under the administrative and civil settlements the DEA will suspend the company’s DEA registrations to

Cardinal Health settles civil portion of 2012 diversion case

Cardinal Health settles civil portion of 2012 diversion case

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health Inc. has reached a nationwide settlement with the federal government that resolves the outstanding civil penalty portion of its 2012 administrative settlement with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Cardinal Health said it has agreed to pay $44 million to the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the settlement. The DOJ —

In Rx, ounce of prevention worth pound of cure

In Rx, ounce of prevention worth pound of cure

A regulatory inspection by the Drug Enforcement Administration or a state board of pharmacy can be a high stakes event. Penalties for violations of the federal Controlled Substances Act may include criminal penalties, significant civil monetary fines and administrative action up to and including a “show cause” proceeding to suspend or revoke a pharmacy’s controlled

Walgreens rolls out drug disposal kiosks in Calif.

Walgreens rolls out drug disposal kiosks in Calif.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has deployed 50 safe medication disposal kiosks in drug stores across California. The drug chain said Friday that the kiosks provide Californians with a safe, convenient way to discard unwanted, unused or expired medications — including prescripton drugs, controlled substances and over-the-counter medicines — at no cost. To kick off the

Cardinal Health reaches settlement with DEA

Cardinal Health reaches settlement with DEA

DUBLIN, Ohio — In a settlement with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Cardinal Health Inc. has agreed to a two-year suspension of its Lakeland, Fla., distribution center’s registration to ship controlled substances. The pharmaceutical distributor said Tuesday that under the settlement it also has agreed to improve certain anti-diversion procedures. Cardinal noted that the agreement