October 14th, 2010
03:25 PM ET

Feds: CVS to pay $77.6M in meth case

CVS Pharmacy Inc., the biggest operator of retail pharmacies in the United States, has admitted that it unlawfully sold pseudoephedrine to criminals who could use it to make methamphetamine, the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles, California, announced.

As part of the agreement, CVS has agreed to pay $75 million in civil penalties and to forfeit the $2.6 million in profits the company earned from the sales.


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  1. @omegaraiel (twitter)

    My buddy who works at CVS assures us that CVS had everyone's best interests in mind.

    October 14, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. @omegaraiel (twitter)

    well, this one is coming out of the guilty employees' paychecks!

    October 14, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mary

    Please excuse my lack of knowledge in this matter, but what or who gets this money?

    October 14, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. David

    Blah blah, people will make drugs out of anything. You sell isoprophyl alcohol? Your supporting hash oil production. You sell ephedrine/ nyquil/ baby laxatives? You support meth production and sometimes cocaine cutting. You sell scope? Well alot of ppl get drunk off that s#^ too. We are a resourseful bunch. I just smoke marijuana but have made hash oil 1000's of times. Come get me DEA. You wont get in my country.

    October 14, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mogwi

    Unless cvs knew that these people were going to make meth, this is bs. Why should they pay for a dumb methheads crime? But at least I know where to go to have some fun: cvs!

    October 14, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jim Brieske

    This is an example of litigation abuse. Sadly there exists in this country legal teams consisting of professional suers. Or is it sewers?
    No difference.

    October 14, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dryheat

    Wonder what else they are hiding?

    October 15, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |