CVS pays $535K in civil penalties over alleged filling of invalid Percocet prescriptions in R.I.

CVS HEALTH CORP. has agreed to a civil penalty of $535,000 for allegedly filling controlled substance prescriptions even though the pharmacists should have known that the prescriptions were invalid. The company denies wrongdoing even as it will pay the fine. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE
CVS HEALTH CORP. has agreed to a civil penalty of $535,000 for allegedly filling controlled substance prescriptions even though the pharmacists should have known that the prescriptions were invalid. The company denies wrongdoing even as it will pay the fine. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE
PROVIDENCE – CVS Health Corp. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $535,000 to resolve federal allegations that the company’s retail stores violated the Controlled Substances Act by filling invalid prescriptions in Rhode Island, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday. The DOJ alleged that several CVS Pharmacy retail locations in Rhode Island filled…

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