April 02, 2021
Contact: Chuvalo Truesdell
Phone Number: (571) 362-3517
Georgetown Pharmacy to Pay $24,500 to Resolve Claims of Recordkeeping Requirement Failure
Columbia, South Carolina - Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart announced today that his office has resolved claims that RPh Now, LLC d/b/a/ The Medicine Shoppe of Georgetown failed to abide by recordkeeping requirements of the Controlled Substances Act. RPh Now, LLC will pay $24,500 to resolve the claims and agrees to comply with heightened reporting requirements for a two-year period.
“Pharmacies have a duty to ensure legally compliant tracking and dispersing of controlled substances,” said Acting U.S. Attorney DeHart. “Adhering to proper recordkeeping and prescription review is essential to helping fight the opioid epidemic. Our office will continue to work with our federal partners to see that doctors and pharmacies assist in preventing the abuse and diversion of controlled substances.”
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Columbia District Office Diversion Group and Assistant United States Attorney Beth Warren. The claims resolved by this settlement are allegations only. RPh Now, LLC does not admit wrongdoing or liability.
The DEA encourages parents, along with their children, to educate themselves about the dangers of legal and illegal drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.justhinktwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com, www.campusdrugprevention.org and www.dea.gov. Also follow DEA Atlanta via Twitter at @DEAATLANTADiv.