Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Maida Pharmacy, Inc. Agrees to Pay $25,000 to Resolve Allegations of Inadequate Recordkeeping

 BOSTON – The U.S. Attorney’s Office has reached a $25,000 settlement with the Arlington-based retail and compounding pharmacy Maida Pharmacy, Inc. (Maida) to resolve allegations that it failed to maintain adequate records of controlled substances and improperly disposed of controlled substances. 

 The Controlled Substances Act (the Act) regulates the manufacturing, purchasing, distribution and maintenance of certain controlled substances. Pursuant to the Act, Maida was required to keep records and follow security protocols for its controlled substances. 

As part of the settlement, Maida admitted that during an inspection, the Drug Enforcement Administration found that Maida did not have in place proper security protocols or maintain appropriate records for controlled substances. Maida also admitted that it had not conducted its mandatory inventory accountability audit and failed to maintain an appropriate security system for its controlled substances. Additionally, Maida admitted that, on several occasions, its employees disposed of Ketamine by placing it in the curbside trash, rather than properly destroying it in a manner consistent with the Act. 

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Boston Field Division made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Julien M. Mundele of the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit handled the case.

Updated May 1, 2024

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