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HARVARD IS FINED $775,000 AS PART OF PHARMACY CASE

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Harvard University was fined $775,000 and accused of running its pharmacy so poorly that prescription drugs were stolen, improperly stored and inaccurately counted.

The federal fine is part of a settlement in which Harvard admitted no wrongdoing, U.S. Attorney Donald Stern said Monday."If an institution chooses to engage in the business of pharmacy, it must do so in compliance with federal law," Stern said. "Harvard failed to do so here."

Harvard's University Health Services operates a hospital-only pharmacy that dispenses about 75,000 prescriptions a year for Harvard students, faculty and staff.