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Drug Company Agrees to Pay for Filling Invalid Prescriptions


The U.S. attorney in Louisville says an Internet drug company operating in West Virginia has agreed to forfeit $450,000 from the illegal sale of prescription drugs as part of a guilty plea.

The plea agreement says Aracoma Drug Co. electronically received invalid prescriptions from NationalRXRPartners for prescription drugs to be dispensed to people who filled out questionnaires over the Internet.

The U.S. attorney says the company accepted the prescriptions, knowing that they were invalid.

The company pleaded guilty in federal court this week to charges of dispensing prescription drugs without a valid prescription.