CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office reached a settlement with a Boone County pharmacy accused of distributing around 10 million doses of prescription painkillers over an 11-year period, the attorney general’s office announced Monday.
The office accused Larry’s Drive-In Pharmacy of failing to identify suspicious prescriptions or determine if it was dispensing a suspicious number of pills.
The settlement, signed on Friday, is for $550,000.
“Every aspect of the pharmaceutical supply chain bears responsibility the senseless death brought upon our state,” Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said in a press release. “This settlement demonstrates my commitment to go after all parties, regardless of size, to ensure their conduct adhere to best practices so that our state can reach her full potential.”
As part of the settlement, Larry’s Drive-In denies any allegation or wrongdoing.