The DOJ Files A Lawsuit Against Rite Aid
The Justice Department has accused Rite Aid of knowingly filling unlawful prescriptions for controlled substances.
The DOJ has filed a lawsuit against a retail drugstore chain that allegedly violated the Controlled Substances Act.
The Justice Department has accused Rite Aid of knowingly filling unlawful prescriptions for controlled substances. The DOJ said that they will use every thing they have to hold the company accountable for contributing to the opioid epidemic.
Allegedly Rite Aid’s pharmacists continuously filled prescriptions for controlled substances with obvious red flags and the company intentionally deleted internal notes regarding suspicious prescribers.
Those actions are accused of “opening the floodgates for millions of opioid pills along with other controlled substances to flow illegally out of Rite Aid’s stores”.
The lawsuit states that from May 2014 to June 2019, Rite Aid allegedly filled thousands of unlawful combinations of prescriptions including excessive quantities of opioids such as oxycodone and fentanyl.
Rite Aid is one of America’s largest pharmacy chains with over two thousand stores in 17 U.S. states. The company has not yet commented of the allegations.