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Walgreens settles over painkiller sales

3 years 11 months 2 weeks ago June 11, 2013 Jun 11, 2013 Tuesday, June 11 2013 June 11, 2013 7:12 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

MIAMI- The Walgreens pharmacy chain settled with the Drug Enforcement Administration over violations of rules governing the distribution of powerful prescription painkillers.

The DEA says Walgreens committed various record-keeping and dispensing violations that allowed drugs such as oxycodone to be improperly sold to abusers and for illegal sales on the black market.

The settlement is for $80 million.

Florida is a major East Coast source of the painkillers that are highly addictive and an ongoing crackdown has included numerous arrests.

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