Recent Board Actions (January 4-5, 2017)

Date: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

Press Release Board of Pharmacy Meeting January 4-5, 2017. PUBLIC DOCUMENTS:  Click on licensee’s name to view document

At the January 4-5, 2017 meeting of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy (Board), the following public actions were taken:

 

Patrick Slifka, Pharmacist, entered into a Stipulated Order on Reinstatement and Reactivation. License is reinstated with a three year probation.  The license must be reactivated along with the required fees and obtaining one and one-half times the number of continuing education requirements for each renewal period during the suspension.

 

Pharmacy Matters, Pharmacy, entered into a Settlement Agreement and Final Order with a 4 year probation and a civil penalty of $2,500. All deficiencies from the 2015 inspection are to be remedied along with monthly audits of controlled substances.

 

Mike Stein, Pharmacist, entered into a Settlement Agreement and Final Order with a citation and warning and civil penalty in the amount of $1000.

 

Palm Beach Pharmaceuticals Inc., Pharmacy, entered into a Combined Amended Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement and Final Order with a citation and warning and civil penalty in the amount of $1500 resolving charges of Failing to submit application for change in PIC and Out-of-state-discipline.

 

Laurie A Ashby, Pharmacy Technician, entered into a Combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order and voluntarily surrendered her technician registration resolving the charge of Diverting prescription drugs.

 

Kenneth Engel, Pharmacist. The Board filed a Notice of Hearing and Statement of Charges charging the pharmacist with failure to properly verify and document a prescription prior to delivery, violation of the duties of the Pharmacist in Charge, failure to maintain annual inventory of controlled substance, and failure to maintain adequate security. A hearing is scheduled for March 7, 2017.

 

Peterson Drug Company, Pharmacy. The Board filed a Notice of Hearing and Statement of Charges, charging the Pharmacy with failure to maintain annual inventory of controlled substances and failure to maintain adequate security. A hearing is scheduled for March 7, 2017.

 

Taylor Paul, Pharmacy Support Person. The Board filed a Notice of Hearing and Statement of Charges, charging the pharmacy support person with unlawful possession of prescription drugs and unlawful possession of controlled substances. A hearing is scheduled for March 7, 2017.

 

Rajan Devan, Pharmacist. The Board filed a Notice of Hearing and Statement of Charges, charging the pharmacist with engaging in unethical conduct, failing to maintain security, failing to properly transfer prescriptions, failing to maintain an accurate perpetual inventory, knowingly advising another person to unlawfully practice pharmacy, attempting to circumvent patient counseling requirements, and failing to maintain complete and accurate records. A hearing is scheduled for March 7, 2017.

 

The Board closed fourteen cases with no action, issued a Letter of education in five cases, and administrative warnings in four cases. The Board also requested that charges be drafted in three cases.

Printed from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy website on February 26, 2017 at 5:46pm.