Cordova Pharmacy Shut Down for Shipping 2 Million Units of Opioids to Black Market, DEA Says – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Wholesale Rx is suspected of transferring substances on the black market, which endangers public health and safety.

The Houston Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration immediately suspended the DEA registration held by Wholesale Rx, also known as “Tyler Pharmaceuticals”, located in Cordova, TN.

During the investigation, the DEA found that Wholesale Rx shipped more than two million dosage units of opioids to Houston in 2021.

99% of its sales were to pharmacies in the Houston area, the DEA said in a press release.

“The immediate suspension order is a clear reminder that our rigorous enforcement to keep our communities safe knows no state borders. We will come after DEA registrants who fail to follow federal laws designed to ensure the safe and legal distribution of pharmaceutical drugs. This case is another example of the DEA’s continued commitment to addressing the opioid crisis in our country and ensuring enrollees remain compliant to reduce the diversion of controlled substances that leads to drug overdose deaths and violent crimes in our communities,” said DEA Special Agent Daniel C. Comeaux.

Wholesale Rx received an ISO for failing to provide effective controls against the diversion of controlled substances.

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