Rite Aid to pay N.J. penalty for selling expired goods

June 26, 2008

Rite Aid has agreed to pay up to $650,000 to settle charges that it sold expired and incorrectly priced items.

Rite Aid Corp. has agreed to pay up to $650,000 to settle charges that it sold expired and incorrectly priced non-prescription drugs, infant formula, baby food, and other products at its New Jersey drugstores. In a settlement with the Office of the Attorney General, the Division of Consumer Affairs, and the Office of Weights and Measures, Rite Aid agreed to pay $475,000 to the state for civil penalties, attorney's fees, and investigative costs. If Rite Aid fails to adhere to the terms of the settlement over the next 12 months, it faces an additional $175,000 penalty.

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