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If you’re wondering why a pharmacist was locked up, here’s the relevant bit from the article

A news release from U.S. Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero said the pharmacy “filled prescriptions for wholesale quantities of high-dose oxycodone despite obvious alterations to the prescriptions and other red flags indicating that the drugs were not for a legitimate medical purpose.”

As opioid use became epidemic, the pharmacy had established itself as a “no questions asked” business for prescriptions for oxycodone and other addictive drugs, the release noted. By 2016, Verree was “the largest purchaser of oxycodone among retail pharmacies in the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”