A Milford pharmacy has agreed to pay $50,000 to resolve allegations it violated the federal Controlled Substances Act, it was announced Wednesday.
The claims against Howe’s Pharmacy included allegations that the Broad Street pharmacy: failed to ensure prescriptions were issued for medically appropriate reasons; failed to verify the signatures of prescribing physicians; and filled a prescription for “office use” rather than to an individual, among other claims.
Several times Howe’s Pharmacy allegedly filled a postdated prescription, also a violation of the federal law, according to the release from the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
The release states Nelson’s Pharmacy of Naugatuck also agreed to pay up to resolve allegations of violating the Controlled Substances Act. The pharmacy will pay $40,000 in its civil settlement agreement with the government.
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