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Walgreens sues DEA over Florida DC controlled substance ban


 WASHINGTON — Walgreens on Thursday filed a suit against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration over the agency's ban on Walgreens' distribution of controlled substances from a Florida facility, according to a report published by Bloomberg late Thursday evening. 

Walgreens charged that the DEA relied "on 'outdated data' involving oxycodone to justify suspending distribution of the drugs from its Jupiter, Florida, facility. [Walgreens] asked the court to lift the suspension order," the report read. 

Walgreens maintained there was no one allegation made by the DEA that any improper shipment originated from the company's Jupiter distribution center, or that Walgreens improperly dispensed a controlled substance from one of its pharmacies. 

The case is Walgreen Co. v. Holder, 12-1397, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (Washington), according to the report. 

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