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H-E-B, CVS pay penalties for violating federal law

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HOUSTON (AP) — Federal authorities in Texas have imposed more than $2 million in fines against CVS and H-E-B for providing numerous prescriptions to customers when laws prohibited those drugs from being distributed.

Officials said in a statement Friday that Rhode Island-based CVS this week paid a $1.9 million penalty while H-E-B, with headquarters in San Antonio, earlier paid more than $262,000.

The cases were settled without an admission of liability.

Authorities say the two chains violated federal law by providing the prescriptions at stores they operate in Austin, Corpus Christi, Edinburg and elsewhere.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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