NEWS Walgreens agrees to $80 million for violations of Controlled Substances Act PART 2 OF 2.
“Stores that sell controlled substances must keep careful track of their inventory,” said U.S. Attorney John Walsh. “Those that don’t, like Walgreens in this case, face severe penalties, like the record $80 million penalty announced today.”
On top of the fine, the Jupiter Walgreen center is banned from distributing and dispensing similar controlled substances until 2014. The settlement also resolves similar investigations nationwide, including in Michigan, and New York.
Walgreen said in a statement that it has “identified specific compliance measures … to enhance our ordering processes and inventory systems, to provide our team members with the tools, training and support they need to ensure the appropriate dispensing of controlled substances.”