In consequent to a raid by Drug Enforcement Administration, it was ordered that Walgreen Co. would not be able to ship controlled substances including oxycodone and hydrocodone from a distribution center in Jupiter, Fla. It was done after the team was convinced that the painkiller oxycodone could pose a threat to public.
"All DEA registrants have an obligation to ensure that medications are getting into the hands of legitimate patients, and when they choose to look the other way, patients suffer and drug dealers prosper”, said Mark Trouville, DEA special agent in charge of the Miami field division, while confirming that Jupiter facility is now under scanner. It has been claimed by the DEA that the company has not be able to met the safety standards, thereby raising doubts that it somehow is allowing drug addicts and dealers to get hold of the drug market, illicitly.
It is believed that this move was taken knowing the sudden rise of sales of oxycodone in Florida, and it was very much required that action is being taken against the same. However, the company has assured that they are fulfilling their obligations completely under the Controlled Substances Act. There is dire need to ensure that such acts are bring nailed down in future too else things could become serious.