Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Orono Pharmacy and Owner Agree to Pay $60,000 to Settle Controlled Substances Act Case

Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy today announced that Orono Pharmacy, Inc. and its owner, Ali Aghamoosa, of Orono, have entered into a civil settlement agreement with the United States pursuant to which they will pay $60,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”).

fergregory/Thinkstock
fergregory/Thinkstock

Controlled substances are strictly regulated in the United States because of their potential for abuse and the danger they pose if improperly used. The CSA establishes a closed system of controls over the handling of controlled substances by registrants, including pharmacies.  Violations of the CSA concerning dispensing and administering, distribution, recordkeeping, and other related activities can result in civil penalties.

The settlement resolves allegations that, from 2014 through 2016, Orono Pharmacy and Aghamoosa negligently failed to make and maintain complete and accurate records of pharmacy transactions concerning the receipt and dispensation of controlled substances.  The Government alleged that Orono Pharmacy and Aghamoosa failed to consistently record when, and in what quantities, controlled substances were received and failed to record sales and dispensations from pharmacy inventory. The Government also alleged that thousands of doses of controlled substances were unaccounted for, a pharmacist diverted controlled substances, and another pharmacist falsified records.

Orono Pharmacy and Aghamoosa admitted no wrongdoing in settling the matter and cooperated fully throughout the investigation.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Office of Diversion Control.  The civil action is docketed United States v. Orono Pharmacy, Inc., et al., 17-cv-00305-GZS (D. Me.).

Next Story: Settlement Reached in Fatal Hayride Crash Lawsuit in Southern Maine

Best of 101.9 The Rock

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1019therock.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for WOZI 101.9 FM quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WOZI 101.9 FM contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.