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DEA Blocks Two CVS Pharmacies From Selling Pain Pills

Two CVS Pharmacies Banned from Selling Pain Pills

The Drug Enforcement Administration is expected to announce that two CVS pharmacies in Sanford have been blocked from selling controlled substances.

DEA agents raided the two CVS pharmacies over the weekend. Although DEA officials refused to comment on the raids, but a CVS/pharmacy spokesman said it was related to an earlier DEA action against Cardinal Health, a pharmaceutical company that distributes drugs to more than 2,500 pharmacies in the Southeast.

The DEA tried last week to suspend Cardinal Health’s license to stop the shipment of addictive drugs like oxycodone from a distribution center in Lakeland. A judge blocked the DEA order and granted Cardinal Health a temporary restraining order.

Last November, CVS/pharmacy told a small group of Florida physicians that CVS pharmacists would no longer fill their prescriptions for pain pills.

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