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Rite Aid Fined $5 Million Over Meth Violations

BY CSA STAFF

Washington, D.C. After a federal probe into control of methamphetamine ingredients, the Department of Justice has fined Rite Aid Corp. and subsidiaries in eight states $5 million in penalties.

The Department of Justice said Monday that Rite Aid also has agreed to a new compliance plan with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Officials said DEA investigation found the company knowingly filled prescriptions for controlled substances pseudophedrine and ephedrine when it knew those prescriptions were not issued for a legitimate medical reason.

Violations were found at Rite Aid pharmacies in California; Kentucky; New Jersey; New York; Maryland; Michigan; Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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Giant Food names East region ops head

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CARLISLE, Pa. Doug Sternberger has been named director of operations and merchandising in the East region for Giant Food Stores.

Sternberger joined Giant in 1980 and most recently served as grocery specialist for the East Region.

 

 

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FTC seeks end to Whole Foods, Wild Oats integration

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WASHINGTON The Federal Trade Commission continued its battle with Whole Foods over its acquisition of Wild Oats, asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to be a stop to all integration activities and to have the acquired stores rebranded as Wild Oats, with an independent management team to supervise them.

“The FTC believes that this preliminary injunctive relief is necessary and reasonable to preserve interim competition and maintain the commission’s ability to fashion an effective remedy should it be warranted,” the FTC said in its filing.

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