DOJ Shutters 2 Cumberland Plateau Pharmacies in Opioid Crackdown

A federal judge has temporarily shuttered a pair of problem pharmacies on the Cumberland Plateau, WPLN reports. The two pharmacies in Celina, Dale Hollow Pharmacy and Xpress Pharmacy, are some of the top dispensers of opioids per capita in the country. Federal prosecutors, who announced the "first of its kind" action Friday, say in court documents that on Saturdays, nearly 90 percent of the prescriptions were filled for opioids, with many patients driving long distances to pick them up. Along with shutting down the pharmacies, federal authorities are also seeking monetary penalties for improper distribution of controlled substances and making false claims under Medicare.
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