Walgreens Will Pay $7.5 Million to Settle Unlicensed-Pharmacist Claims

For over a decade, Kim Thien Le handled hundreds of thousands of prescriptions without a license, including many for highly addictive opioids like oxycodone, prosecutors in California have said.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Drugstores Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Opioids and Opiates Labor and Jobs Suits and Litigation (Civil) Walgreen Co. California Kim Thien Le Consumer Protection Santa Clara County (Calif) San Francisco Bay Area (Calif) Source Type: news

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