The U.S. Department of Justice has submitted a civil grievance from Walmart in excess of its function in the opioid crisis, alleging illegal carry out by the firm resulted in hundreds of hundreds of violations of the Controlled Substances Act.
In a statement, the Justice Department claimed Walmart knowingly filled hundreds of managed material prescriptions that have been not issued for legit clinical uses. It also alleged that the firm failed to report suspicious orders to the Drug Enforcement Agency.
“As just one of the biggest pharmacy chains and wholesale drug distributors in the nation, Walmart had the obligation and the suggests to assistance avoid the diversion of prescription opioids,” Acting Assistant Attorney Standard of the Civil Division Jeffrey Bossert Clark claimed. “Instead, for several years, it did the reverse — filling hundreds of invalid prescriptions at its pharmacies and failing to report suspicious orders of opioids and other drugs