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January 17, 2017

Posted  January 23, 2017

McKesson Corporation, one of the country’s largest distributors of pharmaceutical drugs, agreed to pay a record $150 million civil penalty for alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act. The settlement requires McKesson to suspend sales of controlled substances from distribution centers in Colorado, Ohio, Michigan and Florida for several years and according to the government is among the most severe sanctions ever agreed to by a Drug Enforcement Administration registered distributor. According to the government, McKesson failed to design and implement an effective system to detect and report “suspicious orders” for controlled substances distributed to its independent and small chain pharmacy customers and supplied various U.S. pharmacies an increasing amount of oxycodone and hydrocodone pills, frequently misused products that are part of the current opioid epidemic. DOJ

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