CVS Turns Away Certain Doctors’ Prescriptions

CVS Turns Away Certain Doctors’ Prescriptions

“Everyone has always thought the definition of a legitimate prescription is one that came from a bona fide physician, but I don’t think the DEA looks at it that way any longer.” — Mike James, VP and director of government affairs, Association of Community Pharmacists Congressional Network

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Just what the doctor ordered isn’t necessarily what CVS/pharmacy is willing to dispense.

That’s because in an effort to curb drug abuse, the chain has revoked the dispensing privileges of three dozen clinicians who were found to be inappropriately prescribing highly addictive painkillers.

“While this program is not a comprehensive  solution to prescription drug abuse, i

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