Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
CVS Health
Current Parent Company: 
CVS Health
Penalty: 
$22,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
May 13, 2015
Primary Offense: 
Controlled Substances Act violation
Violation Description: 

CVS Health agreed to pay $22 million to resolve allegations that two of its retail stores in the City of Sanford distributed controlled substances based on prescriptions that had not been issued for legitimate medical purposes by a health care provider acting in the usual course of professional practice. CVS acknowledged that its retail pharmacies had a responsibility to dispense only those prescriptions that were issued based on legitimate medical need.? CVS further acknowledged that certain of its retail stores dispensed certain controlled substances in a manner not fully consistent with their compliance obligations under the Controlled Substances Act and the related regulations.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Middle District of Florida
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Florida
Facility City: 
Sanford
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
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Parent company note: 
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