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FedEx Accused of Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Drugs for Online Pharmacies
NBC News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Andrew Blankstein and Pete Williams

Posted on 07/17/2014 9:52:44 PM PDT by Innovative

Federal Express was indicted Thursday on federal charges alleging that it distributed prescription drugs and other controlled substances to people that the company knew had no prescriptions on behalf of illegal Internet pharmacies.

"We want to be clear what's at stake here: The government is suggesting that FedEx assume criminal responsibility for the legality of the contents of the millions of packages that we pick up and deliver every day,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, a senior FedEx official. “We are a transportation company -- we are not law enforcement. We have no interest in violating the privacy of our customers. We continue to stand ready and willing to support and assist law enforcement. We cannot, however, do the job of law enforcement ourselves."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ecommerce; fedex; governmentcontrol; govtabuse; pharmacy; prescriptiondrugs
How is FedEx supposed to know what is in the packages it is shipping. This is another preposterous indictment, where the government is overstepping it's bounds, wanting private companies to do its jobs.

I won't even go to where the government is so interested in keeping a few people from getting a few prescription drugs that they maybe shouldn't be getting, while letting drug smugglers and gang members across the Mexican border without blinking an eye.

What is the priority here?!

1 posted on 07/17/2014 9:52:44 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative
What is the priority here?!

C.O.N.T.R.O.L.

2 posted on 07/17/2014 9:56:56 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Innovative

What is the priority here?!


This is the priority-

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2010/04/fedex-and-unionization


3 posted on 07/17/2014 9:58:51 PM PDT by matthew fuller (It's past time to impeach our illegal alien mooslim marxist president.)
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To: Innovative

Is U.S.P.S being prosecuted also??

Thought not.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 10:00:12 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Innovative

Was the U.S. Postal Service also indicted?


5 posted on 07/17/2014 10:05:37 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: kaehurowing

You beat me to the same question.


6 posted on 07/17/2014 10:06:39 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Innovative
Obama Bagged $18 Million In Corporate, Special Interest Cash For Second Inauguration
breitbart.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | Wynston Hall

"Obama’s big money corporate donors included:...FedEx--$500,000"


7 posted on 07/17/2014 10:07:03 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Swordmaker; Innovative

“What is the priority here?!”

“C.O.N.T.R.O.L.”

The priority is chaos. The people will tire of the chaos, and demand it be stopped.

Then there will be “C.O.N.T.R.O.L.”


8 posted on 07/17/2014 10:07:53 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: rockinqsranch; Swordmaker

You are both right, it IS about CONTROL — Alinksy tactics, created chaos, which will justify control — FULL control.


9 posted on 07/17/2014 10:10:24 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

At least FedEx didn’t bend over for .gov like most all of the telecoms did.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 10:18:24 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Innovative

No Shiite. ..


11 posted on 07/17/2014 10:19:51 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Innovative

And even if FedEx knew what was in a package, how in the world would it know the recipient didn’t have a prescription for it, as the article claimed? What, FedEx has access to our medical records? Preposterous!


12 posted on 07/17/2014 10:22:15 PM PDT by LibWhacker (A New WPA: Hire blacks to surround illegal enclaves and round up job-stealing illegal aliens)
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To: Innovative
to people that the company knew had no prescriptions

Does this mean that the U.S. Postal Service verifies that everyone receiving medications by mail has a valid prescription? Don't count on it.

I would not be a bit surprised to find out that Fedex has been found guilty of donating to the wrong party/politicians, and this is the response.

I l already know that Fedex is on Lefty hit lists for "tax dodging", along with Exxon, Chevron, and other companies they love to hate.

13 posted on 07/17/2014 10:31:14 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Vendome

Doesn’t FedEx contribute heavily to conservative causes?

I’ve heard they do, unlike UPS.

There’s the answer.


14 posted on 07/17/2014 10:51:00 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Innovative

http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=d000000089

Who owns FedEx?


15 posted on 07/17/2014 10:53:38 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Innovative
Most of the home delivery of medications is a direct result of HMO's in some cases demanding that their mail order pharmacy be used. In other cases only mail order companies will fill certain prescriptions due to a paper billing process walk in pharmacies won't deal with. This is true with things like inhalants for Nebulizer use.

This looks more like someone wants a government agency created just to once again but into peoples private business and draw a federal government employee paycheck and the political clout of heading such an agency.

We rely on FED EX several times a month for medical needs. Also just because a product comes from an on line pharmaceutical company doesn't mean it is only sending Meds or even illicit ones. Diabetic testing supplies, Ostomy supplies, wound bandages, etc are also ordered and shipped on line. Suppliers use FED EX because they are cheaper and most of the time faster. When you're dealing with temperature sensitive medications time matters.

16 posted on 07/17/2014 11:15:00 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Innovative

Apparently they didn’t give enough money to democrat candidates.


17 posted on 07/17/2014 11:15:20 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Innovative

Isn’t FedEx in competition with the Post Office?


18 posted on 07/17/2014 11:21:10 PM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: Innovative

“The issue is never the issue. The issue is the revolution.”

Dr Ferris’s comment to Hank Reardon is also applicable.


19 posted on 07/17/2014 11:25:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Innovative

bookmark


20 posted on 07/17/2014 11:27:52 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Innovative

Gummit. Will. Get. Laughed. Out. Of. Court.


21 posted on 07/17/2014 11:31:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: cva66snipe
This looks more like someone wants a government agency created just to once again but into peoples private business and draw a federal government employee paycheck and the political clout of heading such an agency.

Yep.

22 posted on 07/17/2014 11:32:49 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Innovative

the Dems want more money.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 11:40:05 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Innovative
What is the priority here?!

Seriously? Money in the form of forced contributions to mr. mulato and his minions, only they are not cute and yellow, oh no, fudge packers take on a distinctly different coloration.

24 posted on 07/17/2014 11:58:23 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Innovative

I disagree as to the purpose. This is about loot. This is how the govt is trying to finance itself. They’ve just about run out of big banks to sue so they’re looking for other deep pockets. Now the EPA is suing companies with the dual purpose of control and money but this is purely about cash.


25 posted on 07/18/2014 12:52:41 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Innovative

Is it true that UPS is union and FedEx is not?

Maybe the Feds are just trying to help “working families”.


26 posted on 07/18/2014 3:44:05 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Innovative

Ah, the Drug War, it’s for children, doncha know.


27 posted on 07/18/2014 3:44:12 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Innovative

Color me confused...FedEx indicted on federal charges for transportation of illegal substances. Yet, the federal government is knowingly and willingly failing to enforce it’s own federal laws concerning the sale and possession of schedule 1 controlled substances. Not to mention the failure to enforce it’s laws regarding what constitutes a legal pharmacy. “Internet” pharmacies do not meet the strict criteria of pharmacies and cannot show documented evidence of a patient/doctor relationship. I seriously doubt anyone involved in internet pharmacy holds a graduate degree from any accredited school of pharmacy and has passed NABPLEX. But WTH, it’s just laws and who cares?


28 posted on 07/18/2014 3:57:50 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

This is no where near a criminal case w/ people going to trial. This is an indictment of a corporation handed down by a San Francisco grand jury. While we keep hearing that corporations are not people, we also hear that a grand jury can indict a ham sandwich.


29 posted on 07/18/2014 4:05:43 AM PDT by expat_panama
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To: Innovative
Could somebody explain this bit of lunacy to me?

But the indictment alleges that the company continued to distribute controlled substances and prescription drugs on behalf of the Chhabra-Smoley Organization and Superior Drugs. They did so even after officials knew they had been closed down by state and federal law enforcement agencies and that their owners, operators, pharmacists, and doctors had been indicted, arrested and convicted of illegally distributing drugs, it said.

How do you deliver packages for a company that is no longer in business?

30 posted on 07/18/2014 4:08:55 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Innovative

Congress votes for a bill so they can find out what’s inside, but Fedex is supposed to know what’s inside a box?


31 posted on 07/18/2014 4:12:27 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Innovative

At crash rescue school I was taught that FedEx was the largest transporter of hazardous materiel in the world.
And most of it was label as something else to save money on shipping.


32 posted on 07/18/2014 4:14:54 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: BykrBayb

Not really. In fact FDX carries the USPS small package volume on its planes. The USPS small package volume isn’t very large although it is subsidized by the cost of first class mail. (Full disclosure - I worked for UPS for 8 years. Some of them in competitive analysis where I ran the group the studied FDX and USPS)


33 posted on 07/18/2014 4:32:20 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Salamander

Public company. Top 10 shareholders are:

1) PRIMECAP 6.38%
2) Vanguard 5.38%
3) Dodge & Cox 5.13%
4) Southeastern Asset management 4.43%
5) Harris Associates 4.32%
6) SSqA Funds Management 4.04%
7) BlackRock 3.69%
8) T. Rowe 3.47%
9) Fidelity 3.47%
10) Wellington management 2.86%


34 posted on 07/18/2014 4:36:00 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Yes it is true. FDX is regulated under as an airline company, which is governed by the Railway Labor Act while UPS is regulated as trucking companies governed by the National Labor Relations Act.


35 posted on 07/18/2014 4:38:01 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

UPS and USPS are both teamsters shops

FedEx employees are non-union.


36 posted on 07/18/2014 4:40:05 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: Innovative

FedEx non union and deep pockets.
Is there anyone tracking the huge penalties and fines the DOJ is collecting? ($7B from Citi, $13B from JPM just this week)


37 posted on 07/18/2014 5:21:34 AM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: Artie

“FedEx indicted on federal charges for transportation of illegal substances.”

There is NO proof that they are “illegal” — they deliver, among many other things — PRESCRIPTION DRUGS — and there is no way of knowing for sure whether people have legitimate prescriptions for these drugs or not and it’s NOT the duty of FedEx to demand that people show them a prescription.


38 posted on 07/18/2014 5:38:01 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: kaehurowing

STUPID.

Earlier this year we were DOD MANDATED by 4/14/14 to mail order all our daily scripts from Express Scripts or use Military Base Dispensary. The only Scripts exempt are ER ones or a sudden antibiotic needed one.

TRICARE LIFE Retired Military over 65 4/14/2014!
DOD MANDATE!
Tricare Life (Ret Military over 65)NO CHOICE BUT TO COMPLY. Only exception is a antibiotic, a 1 time script, or pain med for surgery. Other wise you pick up 100% of cost of your Daily Meds.4/14/2014!

DOD MANDATE is forcing us to use either Base whose drugs are limited by size of base and is not wheel chair or handicap friendly or Express Scripts MANDATED Tricare Life. 4/14/14. Express Scripts is a sorry excuse of a provider. You never know if your order is right, what generic, what manufacture, they will over ride a DAW script at their whim or what country. All stuffed into your mail box UN PHOTO ID SIGNED FOR making them available to thieves and meth makers to steal. Or Neighborhood kids to access.
READ THE COMMENTS BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO ALLOW THEM ACCESS TO YOUR BANK OR CREDIT CARD INFO.

USPS just stuffs twice per every 90 days nearly $2K worth of dangerous meds in a hot humid mail box UN PHOTO ID SIGNED FOR. Our neighborhood is crawling with kids and teens.

Express Scripts Accused Of Defrauding State And Consumers Out Of Millions Of Dollars
http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/express-scripts-accused-defrauding-state-and-consumers-out-millions-dollars

NY attorney general sues Express Scripts, Benefits firm accused of inflating prices, keeping up to $100 Million
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/5601076/ns/business-corporate_scandals/t/ny-attorney-general-sues-express-scripts/#.U381ECh7SMQ

Express Scripts Extortion Scheme Widens
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/09/express_scripts_breach.html

Express Scripts complaints
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/rx/express_scripts.html

ES Customer Service ranking
http://www.customerservicescoreboard.com/Express+Scripts

Express Scripts RIP OFF
https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/directory/express-scripts

ES buys out Medco
29 Billion
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20120402/NEWS/304029961


39 posted on 07/18/2014 5:42:24 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: Innovative

I miss the rule of law. Why would FedEx have the responsibility or even the right to question the contents of packages? While some must contain prescription drugs, I suspect others contain supplements that are not regulated. While I will not buy from questionable online dealers, I don’t think it’s FedGov’s business to interfere in this manner - it’s the customer’s choice. Obama and his minions disgust me.


40 posted on 07/18/2014 6:37:21 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Swordmaker

The stopping of the internet pharmacy business and being able to get your drugs from outside the country.

Example:

I can get Lantus Insulin from Turkey for $156.00 for a box of 5 pens.

To purchase it here in the United States it runs well over $250.00 to even over $300.00.

This move was done by the government at big pharmacy’s request.


41 posted on 07/18/2014 6:43:51 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: GailA

Terrible! And it’s only going to get worse.

We are not being treated as customers, but as subjects.


42 posted on 07/18/2014 6:57:01 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Swordmaker

43 posted on 07/18/2014 7:00:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Innovative

FedEx is a successful company with loads of dough. It’s time to squeeze FedEx for that dough. Also, FedEx is non-union and the Democrat Party has to pay off on its debts to the Unions. If FedEx announced, it was going to unionize, this prosecution would disappear in a minute.


44 posted on 07/18/2014 7:14:38 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: rockinqsranch

45 posted on 07/18/2014 8:29:36 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Innovative

Obviously the desired outcome of this is the Obamunists want to force Fedex and other private carriers to give them the right to inspect all packages.


46 posted on 07/18/2014 12:03:25 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Innovative

Obviously the desired outcome of this is the Obamunists want to force Fedex and other private carriers to give them the right to inspect all packages.


47 posted on 07/18/2014 12:12:58 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Innovative

I’ve been calling my 3 fed congress critters every time ES and USPS shove those expensive meds in my mail box un Photo ID signed for. The drugs can’t be screwed up as they are name brand, and the patent hasn’t run out yet, only reason ES is filling them.

Most of our meds are gotten at the base, a big come down you are now a number, long wait time, reorders are out of Pensacola 5 day procedure, WHY when you have the med on hand to fill the original can’t you do the refill?

We had personal service, were treated as family at a family owned and run pharmacy for 30 yrs before this DOD MANDATE.

And the first time they screw up my DAW Synthroid with a generic version, I will be chewing butt as high as I can. I photo copied my script. I am allergic to the generic. It’s on my allergy list to boot. At the Base I can examine my meds before accepting them. My synthroid dose is lt grey, generic is brown. And it is a critical drug for me. Much more so than any of the others.

I don’t see how ES gets away with over riding a Doctors order of DAW.


48 posted on 07/19/2014 5:41:52 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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