Springfield, MO

Log in Subscribe

Walgreens settles after phony pharmacist's scheme

Posted online

Walgreens agreed to a $7.5 million settlement in California.

Authorities say the company did not properly vet a former employee who allegedly impersonated a pharmacist to illegally fill more than 745,000 prescriptions in the San Francisco area. The former employee, Kim Thien Le, has pleaded not guilty to felony impersonation charges.

“The burden is on the company to make sure its employees are properly licensed and to complete a thorough background check," said Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley.

Read more from The Associated Press.


No comments on this story |
Please log in to add your comment
Editors' Pick
Open for Business: Finley River Chiropractic

Adrianna Norris became a first-time business owner with the opening of Finley River Chiropractic; PaPPo’s Pizzeria & Pub launched its newest location; and Huey Magoo’s opened its second store in the Ozarks.

Most Read
Update cookies preferences