Settlement reached in drug-keeping record case

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Associated Press

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 3:13 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Eastern Kentucky's top federal prosecutor says settlements have been reached with multiple treatment programs and two pharmacies accused of failing to maintain accurate drug-keeping records.

U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey said Friday the treatment programs and pharmacies agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle the claims.

The allegations stem from Drug Enforcement Administration audits of records at the facilities. Prosecutors say DEA agents found the facilities improperly documented the types of drugs, dosage strength, drug names or amounts dispensed.

Harvey says the Perry County Treatment Center, Pike County Treatment Center and Paintsville Professional Associates and one of its doctors agreed to pay a total of $525,000 to settle claims.

He says MedZone Pharmacy and Neighborhood Pharmacy, both in Prestonsburg, each agreed to pay $250,000 for similar violations.

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