U.S. fines CVS for failing to report opioid theft in New York

To resolve charges that some of its pharmacies in New York failed to report in a timely manner the loss or theft of prescription drugs, CVS Health has agreed to pay a $1.5 million civil fine. Richard Donoghue, the U.S.

To resolve charges that some of its pharmacies in New York failed to report in a timely manner the loss or theft of prescription drugs, CVS Health has agreed to pay a $1.5 million civil fine. Richard Donoghue, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said reporting delays at CVS pharmacies in Nassau and Suffolk counties affected the ability of DEA agents to investigate. "This settlement is significant because it shows that big chain pharmacies, like CVS, are taking responsibility for violating federal law, which is a step in the right direction for curbing the opioid epidemic," said DEA Special Agent-in-Charge James Hunt.