The Justice Department alleges Walmart violated federal law by selling thousands of prescriptions for controlled substances that its pharmacists “knew were invalid,” said Jeffrey Clark, the acting assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s civil division.
Federal law required Walmart to spot suspicious orders for controlled substances and report those to the Drug Enforcement Administration, but prosecutors charge the company didn’t do that.
This could get interesting. Questions immediately arise:
- Are the Feds trying to deflect blame from themselves?
- Did Walmart fail to make adequate political contributions and/or bribes?
- Pharmacists, not pharmacies, are supposed to be on the lookout for illegitimate prescriptions. Where do they stand in this?
- Will the customers or “patients” be let off the hook?
- Is this just a bold career move by a stagnant Justice Department bureaucrat?
- Are the Feds trying to extort Walmart to help reduce the federal deficit?
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