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Safeway to pay $3 mln to resolve U.S. drug probe

July 18 (Reuters) - Safeway has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve claims that the U.S. supermarket chain failed to promptly report missing or stolen drugs including opioid medications at its pharmacies, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

U.S. authorities have been fighting a nationwide opioid epidemic, which has focused more attention on companies involved in distribution of prescription painkillers. (Reporting by Nate Raymond in Boston; Editing by David Gregorio)