In 2015, the owner and pharmacist-in-charge of Lane Pharmacy passed away. The Pharmacy, however, carried on as nothing had happened. Allegedly, the Pharmacy continued to operate without a pharmacist. This “unusual” Pharmacy operated until 2017, when the California Board of Pharmacy received a complaint that non-licensed individuals were dispensing medications. The Board investigation revealed that

The DEA has recently audited several large pharmacies and drug wholesalers finding substantial non-compliance with the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The non-compliance has resulted in large settlements, corrective action plans, and some business restructuring. The examples below concentrate on major pharmacy chains and large wholesalers, however, a number of smaller pharmacies and wholesalers have settled