Court Orders North Carolina Asheboro Drug Company and Pharmacists to Pay $300,000 Penalty in Case Alleging Unlawful Opioid Distribution

A federal court entered a consent decree enjoining an Asheboro, North Carolina, pharmacy and its two pharmacists from dispensing controlled substances, including opioids, without taking specific steps to help ensure the drugs will not be abused or diverted and ordering them to pay $300,000 in civil penalties, the Justice Department and U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina announced today.

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