Investigators Discover Pharmacies Reselling Unused Drugs Collected From Nursing Homes

Federal investigators raided two pharmacies on a suspicion that they were collecting, sorting, repackaging and reselling drugs from nursing homes. The two pharmacies are both owned by Scrips LTC.

Court documents filed in U.S. District Court states staff routinely visited nursing homes to collect unused prescription drugs and controlled substances from patients that were then returned to the pharmacy. Employees would then dump them, sort them and re-package them to be sold again. Investigators also said employees had no way of knowing if the drugs were being resold after they had expired.

Additionally, documents reflect that the pharmacies were not refunding patients for unused medications, instead they were billing additional patients for the resold drugs. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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