- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The U.S. attorney’s office says the Northern Maine Medical Center has agreed to pay $125,000 to settle allegations over handling, documentation and destruction of drugs.

The hospital in Fort Kent was accused of failing to maintain proper records of destruction of controlled drugs at a rehabilitation unit and an on-site pharmacy. The rehab unit was also accused of unlawfully distributing drugs because it didn’t have a proper registration for controlled drugs.

The Northern Maine Medical Center cooperated in the investigation.

Officials say hospital officials admitted no wrongdoing in resolving the matter and contended that its actions at all times complied with requirements of the Controlled Substances Act.

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