MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Federal prosecutors in Milwaukee have filed a lawsuit accusing a Kentucky-based pharmaceuticals services firm of illegally dispensing drugs such as OxyContin with little oversight, and falsely billing the government.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the lawsuit filed Friday against PharMerica Corporation was prompted by a whistle blower report from a Waukesha pharmacist in 2009.
Louisville, Kentucky based PharMerica provides pharmacy services for long-term care facilities across the nation.
The lawsuit says PharMerica filled orders for refills of addictive painkillers, even when the orders didn't have a doctor's signature. Prosecutors say PharMerica's locations in Florida, California and Colorado followed similar procedures.
A message left with the agency that handles public relations for PharMerica was not immediately returned.
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