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Concerned about the diversion of opioids, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy has fined Cardinal Health (CAH), one of the largest pharmaceutical wholesalers in the U.S., $5,000 for failing to secure shipments of controlled substances.

A board spokesman explained that the small penalty reflected limits of $2,500 per violation, but that the board took the infraction seriously. “We want all controlled substances secured and not subject to diversion,” he told us. “And want to make sure that Cardinal Health has policies and procedures in place to prevent that problem.

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  • To make a firm the size of Cardinal pay $5,000 USD, the infamy and abuse of a ‘legitimate’ company! (Wait, did I just observe that I said that? “Oh my stars and little planets ….”)

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