Walgreens store faces drug action
The Drug Enforcement Administration has filed an order requiring a Hudson Walgreens to explain its high distribution of prescription drugs such as oxycodone, and demonstrate it is complying with federal regulations. The pharmacy at 12028 Majestic Blvd., just off of State Road 52, is one of three Florida Walgreens under investigation. The others are in Oviedo and Fort Pierce. This week, the DEA issued a show cause order, which requires the three pharmacies to prove their operations meet federal rules. If they fail to make their case, they could lose their DEA registration to handle certain controlled substances. DEA agents searched the Hudson store and several other Walgreens locations in April after noticing unusually high distributions of oxycodone. "The diversion of pharmaceutical controlled substances continues to be a great concern for the DEA," said Mark R. Trouville, special agent in charge of the Miami Field Division, in a statement. "A DEA registration is a privilege and not a license for bad behavior. These registrants have a responsibility to their customers, as well as to the community, to be an advocate against prescription drug abuse that has plagued Florida since 2009, and not contribute to the epidemic." A Walgreens spokesman did not provide a statement by press time.
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Moms group hosts Tour of Homes
Growing Great Moms presents its Christmas Tour of Homes from 4 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8. Tour beautifully decorated homes while listening to live musicians play Christmas music. Refreshments will be served. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour at Tanglewood Learning Center, 8410 Sycamore Drive. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.growinggreatmoms.com or at New To You Consignment Shop, 6707 Massachusetts Ave. Proceeds benefit Growing Great Moms and their charities. For information, contact Julie Cramton at (727) 514-5220.
Legg opens new Senate office
Newly elected Sen. John Legg, R-Trinity, has opened his new office in Lutz, just south of the Pasco-Hillsborough line. The office is located at 262 Crystal Grove Blvd., near U.S. 41. Legg's staff can also be reached at (813) 909-9919 or Legg.John.Web@flsenate.gov. District 17 covers much of south Pasco and portions of northwest Hillsborough.
Corley to recap elections for GOP
Pasco Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley will give a recap of the 2012 elections at the next meeting of the Wesley Chapel Republican Club. The club will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Hyundai of Wesley Chapel, 27000 Wesley Chapel Blvd. (1 mile west of Interstate 75). For information, contact club president Mike Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.