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Parkway Discount Pharmacy Agrees to Pay Fine and Relinquish DEA License to Resolve Allegations of Controlled Substances Act Violations

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina --- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Parkway Discount Pharmacy in Longs, South Carolina, has agreed to pay the United States $50,000 and surrender its DEA registration to resolve allegations that it violated the Controlled Substances Act by failing to abide by recordkeeping requirements and filling prescriptions without confirming required information.  The pharmacy had been notified previously of recordkeeping violations and failed to make the necessary corrections.  DEA registrants have a responsibility to handle controlled substances in a manner that complies with the law. 

“Pharmacies have a duty to ensure that they track and dispense controlled substances in compliance with the law,” said U.S. Attorney Lydon.  “Doctors and pharmacists are uniquely positioned to assist in preventing the abuse and diversion of controlled substances.  Adhering to the basic rules of recordkeeping and prescription review is essential to helping fight the opioid epidemic.”  

This matter was investigated by DEA Diversion Investigator Dawn Bauer of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant United States Attorneys Tina Cundari and James Leventis of the Columbia office.

The claims resolved by this settlement are allegations only, and there has been no determination of liability.



Lance Crick (864) 282-2105

Updated June 24, 2019

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