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The drug enforcement agency now claims to health care companies look the other way.
When two pharmacies in Florida put in massive orders for the powerful prescription painkiller.
Called oxy code own a drug that the agency reports is widely abused in very heavily regulated.
Federal investigators blame -- CVS pharmacy which owns those two particular units and the drugmaker Cardinal Health.
They say just last year cardinal delivered more than three million doses of that medication to those two pharmacies.
They say that's more than twenty times the typical drug store order and well beyond the distributors own limits.
Officials that Cardinal Health deny that they did anything wrong.
A spokeswoman for CBS says the pharmacy stopped filling orders from a few doctors in the area.
And that has triggered an 86% drop in sales of that drug there.
The feds moved in on those two stores in Sanford Florida which is just north of Orlando sort of bedroom community there earlier this year.
Pulling their licenses to fill certain prescriptions.
But a judge temporarily block the move.
The legal panels back former prosecutor faith jenkins' criminal defense attorney -- zone you know they they had to know.
You get in three million where normal is about 70000.
Something is weird right but what are you did.
You know it's it's complete a lack of scrutiny.
In -- high volume purchasing is they're really problematic.
Because it makes them look like they are it enable -- -- in -- drug problem we're having in this country the number one drug problem it's not cocaine it's not harrowing.
It's not crack anymore eighties prescription trends and every one needs to be held accountable on every level if -- -- going to stop this will be dean ace absolutely doing the right thing here -- I can't buy this -- -- that I can have as a child over the counter I have to give them my driver's license.
I can't buy more than a little bit of fertilizer at the local co op I have to you know go through all the paperwork.
And yet these pharmacies can get three million oxy code own pills look.
You have a real tension here because oxy code don't for a lot of -- a miracle drug no doubt -- the only way that they can function yup it's also.
Really really abuse and what we're talking about is the version when you inappropriately acquire prescription drug it's diversion.
But I think we're targeting the wrong move people hear it starts with the doctors and it starts wins how this stuff is prescribed.
And knowing when you're dealing with someone who may have -- -- prescription pad and a doctor shopping when you looked to sort docked it'll give you whatever you want.
To go after CBS.
And running the risk that someone who really needs the oxy code -- is -- ought to be -- get -- somebody really needs the oxy code on can go somewhere else but if if a pharmacy has.
Three million right between two in tiny little Sanford Florida.
You know -- So you can't just look the other way anymore and that's what the DEA scene that is what's key here -- -- simply cannot look the other way when you have these outrageous orders over three million.
Dosages of oxy code on wing.
And regular normal former -- on average in that same year had about 69000.
Orders so it's a huge discrepancy in patient connecting the -- just like everyone else and not place responsibility just on the doctors and consumers obviously they bear some responsibility.
The group thing is what she's saying look you had three point one billion like about the -- has with a -- In 2010 of oxy code.
400 -- one million doses just out of the state of Florida.
Which was more than like 23 states and why we only targeting CBS and national chain.
And why we only targeting cardinal.
It's what we are real really -- the risk of depriving people who need this stuff the opportunity to get there are other pharmacies in Sanford Florida I checked Randi thank you we'll be right back for more.
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