On Thursday, the nation’s largest operator of retail pharmacies announced it had agreed to pay $75 million in fines for allowing repeated purchases of pseudoephedrine that led to a spike in Southern California drug trafficking.
But of course there are no criminal penalties, just the usual charade of a company promising to sin more more and then getting a slap on the wrist fine as a cost of doing business.
Those who bought the pseudoephedrine from CVS face criminal charges if caught. Yet no one in CVS faces the same for selling it in bulk to them.
This is just another sad sign of the corruption of political and judicial system. Rule of law apparently only applies to the little guy now, and not to large corporations.