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Posted: Tuesday, 23 July 2013 8:01AM

Ambulance service to pay $40K, settles drug claims

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An ambulance company has agreed to a $40,000 settlement with federal prosecutors over allegations that the company didn't keep accurate records about the acquisition, administration and disposal of drugs being used.

Mercury Ambulance Service Inc., which does business as Rural/Metro, reached the agreement Monday with the U.S. attorney's office in Louisville.

The settlement says that the Drug Enforcement Administration started investigating Mercury Ambulance on Feb. 16, 2012, and noted seven alleged violations.

Among the violations was a failure by the company to report the theft of morphine to DEA.

Prosecutors say the agreement is neither an admission of liability by Mercury Ambulance Service nor a concession by the United States that its claims regarding the covered conduct are not well-founded.

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