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by Paul Kerstein

Kroger Settles Drug Security Complaint

Nov 29, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

King Soopers, a supermarket chain run by The Kroger Co., will settleclaims for $7 million because the supermarket did not provide adequatesecurity to prevent employees from stealing prescription drugs. Security Director Newsreports that the store failed to comply with the Comprehensive DrugAbuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, which regulates themanufacture and distribution of narcotics, stimulants, depressants,hallucinogens, anabolic steroids, and chemicals used in the illicitproduction of controlled substances. Investigation at King Soopersbegan after an arrest for illegal possession of prescription drugs weretraced back to the market. An audit by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agencythen found that the company was not meeting the standards of theControlled Substances Act. Read more.

By Paul L. Kerstein