Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Omnicare of Maine
Current Parent Company: 
CVS Health
Penalty: 
$1,080,000
Year: 
2004
Date: 
August 25, 2004
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 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: 

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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Parent company note: 
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