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Walgreens reaches $80 million settlement over painkillers

DEA fine is largest of its kind

The nation’s largest pharmacy retailer has reached a record-breaking settlement with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Yesterday, the DEA announced that Walgreen Co. has agreed to pay $80 million in civil penalties to resolve the agency’s allegations that it violated federal prescription painkiller distribution rules under the Controlled Substances Act. The fine is the largest ever of its kind.

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