2016-08-30 / Front Page

Maine hospital agrees to pay $125K over drugs

PORTLAND (AP) — The U.S. attorney’s office says the Northern Maine Medical Center has agreed to pay $125,000 to settle allegations over handling, documentation and destruction of drugs.

The hospital in Fort Kent was accused of failing to maintain proper records of destruction of controlled drugs at a rehabilitation unit and an on-site pharmacy. The rehab unit was also accused of unlawfully distributing drugs because it didn’t have a proper registration for controlled drugs.

The Northern Maine Medical Center cooperated in the investigation.

Officials say hospital officials admitted no wrongdoing in resolving the matter.

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