McKesson to settle U.S. claims

From Times Wire Services

McKesson Corp., the largest U.S. drug distributor, agreed to pay $13.3 million to settle government claims over the company's distribution of two often-abused prescription drugs.

The agreement with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Justice Department calls for San Francisco-based McKesson to suspend temporarily the distribution of hydrocodone, a morphine-like drug, and alprazolam, an anti-anxiety drug, from two of the company's 31 distribution centers, the company said.

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