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Federal Court Restrains Tampa Pharmacy And Two Individuals From Dispensing Opioids Or Other Controlled Substances

Tampa, FL – A federal court in Florida issued a temporary restraining order enjoining a Tampa pharmacy and two of its employees from dispensing opioids and other controlled substances, the Department of Justice announced today. 

 In a civil complaint unsealed in the Middle District of Florida, the United States alleges that WeCare Pharmacy, its pharmacist owner Qingping Zhang, and pharmacy technician Li Yang, and another related corporate entity, L&Y Holdings LLC, repeatedly dispensed opioids in violation of the Controlled Substances Act. The complaint alleges that over a period of several years, the defendants dispensed highly addictive and highly abused prescription opioids while ignoring “red flags” — that is, obvious indications of drug diversion and drug-seeking behavior. U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven granted the government’s request for a temporary restraining order, which was filed along with the complaint. 

News article: https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdfl/pr/federal-court-restrains-tampa-pharmacy-and-two-individuals-dispensing-opioids-or-other