May 13, 2020 / 10:47 PM / 14 days ago

CVS unit Omnicare settles U.S. opioid probe for $15.3 million

Omnicare Inc, a CVS Health unit that provides pharmacy services to nursing homes, will pay $15.3 million to resolve allegations that it allowed opioids and other drugs to be dispensed without valid prescriptions, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday.

The settlement with Cincinnati-based Omnicare, the nation’s largest provider of pharmacy services to long-term care facilities, resolved a long-running investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration that began in 2012.

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