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Company: Omnicare of Maine
Current Parent CompanyCVS Health
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Penalty: $1,080,000
Year: 2004
Date: August 25, 2004
Offense Group: government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: The Maine Attorney General settled allegations of illegal drug switching by Omnicare of Maine, a pharmacy serving clients in long-term care facilities statewide. The state had alleged that Omnicare of Maine violated the False Claims Act, the Unfair Trade Practices Act, and the Maine Pharmacy Act by switching patients from the prescribed ranitidine tablets to unprescribed ranitidine capsules.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Maine Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: Maine
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Rhode Island
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: retailing
Specific Industry of Current Parent: retail-pharmacies
Source of Data: Maine Attorney General Reaches Million Dollar Settlement Over Illegal Drug Switching and Cover-Up by Pharmacy, AG Bulleting, August 2004 (via Nexis).
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Current parent company note: Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.