Judge Sides with DEA in Case Involving Oxycodone Sales at Two CVS Stores

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) acted appropriately in suspending the controlled-substances licenses of two CVS stores in Florida. The DEA charged the stores had failed to closely monitor sales of oxycodone. Judge Reggie Walton delayed his ruling until Wednesday morning, in order to give CVS time to appeal, The Wall Street Journal reports. In February, (more…)

U.S. can stop some drug sales at 2 CVS stores: judge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration can stop two CVS Caremark Corp pharmacies from selling potentially addictive drugs in a case involving suspected prescription drug abuse, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton vacated a temporary restraining order that had blocked the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)from acting against the two Florida stores suspected of selling (more…)

Physician charged with unlawful distribution of drugs

A McMurray-based physician was charged Friday with unlawful distribution of oxycodone and oxymorphone, two prescription narcotics. Oliver W. Herndon was charged in U.S. District Court through a criminal complaint, and was arrested and then released on $50,000 bond. An affidavit filed in the complaint said that he has often prescribed 30 mg tablets of oxycodone from his old office on Lewis (more…)