Agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration served inspection warrants at various Kaiser Permanente pharmacies Tuesday, including in Woodland Hills, but the nature of the inspections was unclear.
Kaiser officials said they were cooperating with the DEA.
“Today the Drug Enforcement Administration performed administrative inspections at several Kaiser Permanente pharmacies located throughout the organization,” according to a statement from Kaiser. “We are fully cooperating with the DEA to provide the agency with the information they are seeking.
“As always, we are committed to complying with all state and federal regulations and ensuring the safety of our patients and members.”
It was unclear how many Kaiser facilities were inspected. KTLA5 reported that inspections were done at Kaiser pharmacies in Woodland Hills, Riverside and Victorville. Media reports in Oregon indicated a pharmacy in Portland was also inspected.
DEA Special Agent Kyle Mori told KTLA in Woodland Hills that agents were monitoring the prescription and administration of controlled substances and inspecting pharmacy records. Mori said the warrants were under court seal and declined to provide any further specifics.
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