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Dignity Health agrees to pay $1.55M for mishandling addictive drugs
Sacramento Business Journal

Dignity Health has agreed to pay the federal government $1.55 million to settle claims that hospitals and clinics in the Sacramento area and Stockton mishandled controlled substances, including the powerful opiate hydrocodone. The San Francisco-based health system will pay $1.25 million immediately, but the remaining $300,000 will be deferred pending compliance with a detailed action plan over the next two years.

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