PharMerica disputes claims that it illegally dispensed drugs

|About: PharMerica Corporation (PMC)|By:, SA News Editor

PharMerica (PMC -5.9%) "disputes the premises" of a government lawsuit that the company illegally dispensed medications and says it "intends to vigorously defend itself" against the allegations.

In a suit last week, the Justice Department accused PharMerica of routinely dispensing Schedule II controlled drugs in non-emergency situations without first obtaining a written prescription from a physician. PharMerica would then submit false claims to Medicare for the drugs. (PR)