Recent Board Actions (September 2015)
Iowa Board of Pharmacy
PUBLIC DOCUMENTS: Please click on the person's name to access a link to a copy of the public documents for these licensees/registrants.
At the August 31 - September 1, 2015 meeting of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, the following disciplinary action was taken:
NR & V Drugs, Inc, d/b/a Wyandotte Drugs, non-resident pharmacy license applicant entered into a Licensure by Consent Agreement. Applicant was issued an Iowa non-resident pharmacy license along with a probation of two years and a $1,000 civil penalty. Applicant had provided pharmacy services to Iowa patients prior to licensure.
Han, Sam. Corp, d/b/a River's Edge Pharmacy, preliminary notice of intent to deny non-resident pharmacy license. Applicant responded "NO" to questions of any charges, or knowledge of any complaints or investigations, pending before any licensing authority. California Board of Pharmacy issued an Accusation against Applicant's California retail pharmacy license in January 2015. Applicant responded "NO" to question "Does the pharmacy engage in compounding?" California inspection report indicated that Applicant engages in sterile compounding.
Thomas B Dodds, pharmacist, entered into a Settlement Agreement and Final Order which included not to serve as a pharmacist-in-charge without the express, written consent of the Board. His license remains on probation until January 12, 2016. Dodds was cited for violating the duties of a pharmacist-in-charge and warned that failure to comply with the laws governing the practice of pharmacy in the future could result in further discipline.
Ashley Henson, certified technician, entered into a Settlement Agreement and Final Order which included Voluntary Surrender of her certified technician registration. Henson may not request reinstatement for at least one year. Statement of charges were previously issued for engaging in unethical behavior, possessing prescription drugs without legal authority, and diversion of prescription drugs following an investigation that revealed she was responsible for the diversion of hydrocodone from the pharmacy where she worked and was charged with Theft in the Fifth Degree.
LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services, non-resident pharmacy, entered into a Settlement Agreement and Final Order including a civil penalty of $1,000. Pharmacy Cited for violating the pharmacy laws of another state and failing to timely notify the Board of the violation and Warned that failure to comply with the laws governing the practice of pharmacy in the future could result in further discipline.
RXTRA Solutions, non-resident pharmacy, entered into a Settlement Agreement and Final Order which included a Voluntary Surrender of its Iowa nonresident pharmacy license. Statement of charges were previously issued for providing pharmacy services to Iowa residents without an Iowa pharmacy license.
Karen Bean, pharmacy support person, was issued a statement of charges for engaging in unethical conduct harmful to the public, obtaining prescription drugs without legal authority, and diversion of prescription drugs. Investigation revealed that she admitted to taking hydrocodone tablets from filled prescription bags. Hearing is scheduled for November 3, 2015.
David Marcowitz D.O., issued an Order to Show Cause for suspension of his controlled substance registration. The Board of Medicine indefinitely suspended his medical license, but stayed the suspension pending successful completion of a mental health evaluation, a comprehensive clinical competency evaluation and a professional ethics program. The medical Board also prohibited him from prescribing, administering, or dispensing controlled substances for the treatment of chronic pain and placed him on probation for five years. Hearing is to be requested within 30 days or controlled substance registration will be suspended.
Sherri Marshall, certified pharmacy technician, following a hearing on June 23, 2015, was issued a Decision and Order resulting in revocation of her technician registration and required to pay fees associated with the hearing. Marshall was charged with forging prescriptions for hydrocodone and engaging in additional acts of deception and misrepresentation that facilitated the prescriptions to be filled and picked up by persons for whom they were not legitimately prescribed. The findings of fact supported the additional charges of misrepresentative deeds and engaging in unethical behavior.
During its meeting, the Board also:
- reviewed nine applications for licensure or registration,
- reviewed investigative reports resulting from complaints against two non-licensees, and
- reviewed investigative reports resulting from complaints against 41 licensees.
The Board's next regular meeting is scheduled for November 3-4, 2015.
When appropriate, disciplinary actions are reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank, an electronic repository administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to track adverse license actions.