Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
CVS Pharmacy, Inc
Current Parent Company: 
CVS Health
Penalty: 
$77,600,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
October 14, 2010
Primary Offense: 
Controlled Substances Act violation
Violation Description: 

CVS Pharmacy, Inc. admitted that it unlawfully sold pseudoephedrine to criminals who made methamphetamine. As part of the agreement with federal prosecutors, CVS agreed to pay $75 million in civil penalties and to forfeit the $2.6 million in profits the company earned as a result of the illegal conduct.

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: 
Rhode Island
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-pharmacies
Source of Data: 

"CVS to Pay Largest Ever Civil Penalty Under Controlled Substances Act," Targeted News Service, October 14, 2010 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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