November 4, 2010

CVS to Pay $77.6 Million in Meth Ingredient Case

CVS says it will institute new controls and has agreed to pay $77.6 million to resolve an investigation in which Pseudoephedrine was found to be used in methamphetamine production. Illegal sales practices by CVS Pharmacy Inc. allowed criminals to make mass purchases of a component used in the manufacturer of methamphetamine. The company’s improper sales of pseudoephedrine, an ingredient found in cold and sinus medicines, led directly to an increase in methamphetamine production in California, […]