If you have a loved one affected from the indiscriminate dispensing of legal narcotics from a Walgreens drug store since 2009, it is important that you read this.
The attorneys have long lamented the Teflon coating the drug companies, doctors and pharmacies have had in the battle to stop the increasing drug distribution coming from the entities we should most be able to trust.
Fortunately, with more doctors being prosecuted and convicted, the “standards of care” that have been the shield used previously for the legal drug dealers are starting to fall.
The Orlando Sentinel recently covered the $80 million dollar fine Walgreens paid for their indiscretions on dispensing narcotics freely http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-06-11/news/os-walgreens-dea-oxycodone-fine-20130611_1_kermit-crawford-walgreens-pharmacies
The documentation the DEA used to pursue the fine Walgreens agreed to is available. http://www.justice.gov/dea/divisions/mia/2013/mia061113.shtml
According to the DEA information, the Walgreens fine centered on the Florida narcotic distribution, however, it appears that Walgreens systemically ordered, shipped and dispensed oxycodone to additional parts of the country without regard to an individual’s safety.
The DEA documentation confirms that a police chief communicated with Walgreens and attempted to connect with the CEO of the company to reduce the number of pills being dispensed, Walgreens had employee incentives to increase the number of prescriptions dispensed, pharmacists were coerced to fill prescriptions they knew were dangerous, warehouse employees were concerned about the narcotic distribution, conversations took place in the corporate offices about the growing narcotic distribution, people were being arrested in the Walgreen’s parking lots for illegal drug activity, a warehouse employee asked where a drug store could put the quantities of drugs being shipped, the scheduled II narcotic record keeping was not in compliance, prescriptions were filled from doctor’s whose licenses weren’t verified before prescriptions were filled, a long line of people waiting for a store to open was verified, “young people in their 20′s who appeared healthy” were having narcotics filled, prescriptions for cash were offered the Walgreen’s discount card, and a Walgreen’s corporate lawyer stated, “If these are legitimate indicators of inappropriate prescriptions perhaps we should consider not documenting our own potential noncompliance.”
If you have a loved one who has been affected by Walgreens disregard for the narcotic distribution, please create a brief description of the drugs obtained from Walgreens. Send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org I have been contacted by an experienced attorney who thinks the documentation collected by the DEA may help in creating civil lawsuits against Walgreens.
If you don’t send the information to me, then please contact your attorney and share this information with them.