Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Costco Wholesale
Current Parent Company: 
Costco
Penalty: 
$11,750,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
January 19, 2017
Primary Offense: 
Controlled Substances Act violation
Violation Description: 

Costco Wholesale agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that its pharmacies violated the Controlled Substances Act when they filled prescriptions for controlled substances that were incomplete, lacked valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) numbers or were for substances beyond various doctors' scope of practice.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Drug Enforcement Administration
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Washington
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.