DEA Tries To Stem Prescription Drug Abuse By Suspending Pharmacies
The Wall Street Journal: Pharmacies Swept Into Drug Wars
Federal drug agents and one of the nation's biggest drug distributors are heading for a legal showdown that will test the government's strategy of going after larger corporations to fight rampant prescription drug abuse. The Drug Enforcement Administration moved earlier this month to suspend four pharmacies in Sanford, Fla., from selling controlled substances. ... At the same time, the DEA also moved to punish the supplier of the pharmacies — Cardinal Health Inc. — by seeking to block the distribution of controlled substances from Cardinal's facility in Lakeland, Fla. (Barrett and Martin, 2/15).