CVS Pharmacy sent a letter to some Florida doctors last month which stated that CVS Pharmacy would no longer fill prescriptions for Schedule II narcotics.
In an email, CVS Caremark public relations director Mike DeAngelis issued the following statement to Brevard Times:
“We recently informed a small number of Florida physicians that CVS/pharmacy will no longer fill the prescriptions they write for Schedule II narcotics. We communicated with the DEA on this action. While we regret any inconvenience this may cause for our customers, we treat the dispensing of controlled substances with the utmost care and seriousness. CVS/pharmacy is unwavering in its compliance and measures to prevent drug abuse and keep controlled substances out of the wrong hands. We support federal and state law enforcement in their efforts to combat issues of abuse and diversion associated with prescription drugs.”
Brevard County sees its share of prescription drug-related crimes. In fact, a robbery at a CVS Pharmacy in Port St. John had just occurred this past Monday.