CVS Pharmacy Settles Meth Case for $75 Million

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The Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s office has confirmed that CVS has agreed to pay $75 million in a case accusing the pharmacy chain failing to provide proper safeguards in the sale of cold medications containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient for making methamphetamine.

Authorities charged that the company was in violation of the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005, which limits the amount of pseudoephedrine that one customer can purchase each day. Prosecutors claimed that the lax policies at CVS help fuel the meth trade in California and other states. The settlement is said to be largest ever in a controlled substance case.

Los Angeles Times

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