CVS admits selling meth ingredient, to pay $75 million fine

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.

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4 Responses to CVS admits selling meth ingredient, to pay $75 million fine

  1. sfsdf Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 9:15 am #

    Lol what kind of punishment do you want for CVS? Put the company in jail?

    • Bob Morris Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 9:50 am #

      Put the executives in prison. Just like during in the S&L scandal in the 1980’s when thousands of bank executives were convicted of criminal offenses and went to prison.

  2. chris Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    but it’s not the executives who are selling it to the dealers. the individual clerks who are selling it need to be fired and put in jail.

    • Bob Morris Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

      The execs knew full well what’s happening, as it was widespread, IMO