Fresno pharmacy settles federal drug violations for $1 million

FRESNO, Calif. -- A Fresno pharmacy has agreed to pay $1 million after claims it did not properly record hundreds of transactions for controlled substances.

An investigation into Cedar Pharmacy at Herndon and Cedar began nearly two years ago after a drug offender had 34 prescription receipts with different patient names and addresses -- all filled from Cedar Pharmacy. Cedar Pharmacy says they had all been filled a month earlier by a man who paid in cash and displayed thirty different driver's licenses.

As part of the settlement, all employees who handle drugs must complete a training program immediately.