By Associated Press - Tuesday, March 10, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Fresno pharmacy will pay $1 million to settle federal claims that it failed to properly record hundreds of prescription drug transactions and maintain proper records.

The Fresno Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1F6zvOu ) the U.S. attorney’s office announced the agreement with Cedar Pharmacy on Monday.

An investigation into Cedar’s practices started two years ago when a drug offender was found to have 34 prescription receipts with different patient names. All of the receipts were from Cedar Pharmacy.

The prescriptions, mainly for oxycodone, were written by Dr. Jose Luis Flores, who has since surrendered his medical license. Cedar said the prescriptions were filled for a man who paid in cash and brought in 30 driver’s licenses.

The newspaper says Cedar Pharmacy could end up paying less than $1 million if it completes the plan terms and has no material violations.



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Information from: The Fresno Bee, https://www.fresnobee.com

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