Recent Board Action (May 12, 2021)

Date: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy (Board) took the following actions at its most recent meeting held May 12, 2021.

Brandon Iacobo, RPh, La Crosse, WI. The Board issued a Notice of Hearing and Statement of Charges, charging him with diverting prescription drugs from a pharmacy for personal use, knowingly making misleading, deceptive untrue or fraudulent representations in the practice of pharmacy or engaging in unethical conduct, practicing pharmacy while under the influence of prescription drugs for which he did not have a lawful prescription, and failing to ensure legal operation of the pharmacy.   A hearing is scheduled for July 13, 2021.

Empower Pharmacy, Houston, TX.  The Board issued a Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Decision, and Order.  The Board determined that the pharmacy had compounded essentially copies of approved drugs.  The Board issued a citation and warning, ordered that the pharmacy permanently cease shipping compounded HCG preparations into Iowa, placed the pharmacy on probation for a period of three (3) years, and imposed a civil penalty of $25,000.00.

Marlene McNaughton, CPhT, The Board issued a Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Decision, and Order.  The Board determined that technician McNaughton engaged in unethical conduct, specifically theft.  The Board suspended technician McNaughton’s registration for a minimum of five (5) years. 

Absolute Pharmacy, Lutz, FL, entered into a Combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order.  The Board charged the pharmacy with shipping controlled substances into Iowa without an active CSA registration and for compounding essentially copies of approved drugs without proper documentation.  The Board issued a citation and warning, imposed a civil penalty of $15,000.00, and is requiring the submission of quarterly reports of all compounded preparations dispensed to Iowa patients for two (2) years.

BET Pharm LLC, Lexington, KY, entered into a Combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order.  The Board charged the pharmacy with having a license revoked or suspended or having other disciplinary action taken by a licensing authority of another state.  The Board placed the pharmacy on probation to run concurrent with the probation imposed by the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy,imposed a civil penalty of $5,000.00, and is requiring the pharmacy to obtain accreditation for compounding by a third party accreditor within six (6) months. 

Stephen Eby, RPh, entered into a Combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order.  The Board charged pharmacist Eby with obtaining, possessing, or attempting to obtain or possess prescription drugs without lawful authority, failing to utilize a continuous quality improvement program (CQI), allowing a pharmacy support person to perform duties that exceed the scope of the registration, and failing to document verification that the temperature of the refrigerator is maintained within a range compatible with proper storage of drugs requiring refrigeration.  The Board issued a citation and warning, prohibited pharmacist Eby from serving as PIC, imposed a civil penalty of $1,000.00, and is requiring completion of ten (10) hours of continuing education within six (6) months, prohibits pharmacist Eby from serving as PIC, and imposed a civil penalty of $1000.00.

Eby Drug Store, entered into a Combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order.  The Board charged the pharmacy with failing to utilize a continuous quality improvement program (CQI), allowing a pharmacy support person to perform duties that exceed the scope of the registration, and failing to document verification that the temperature of the refrigerator is maintained within a range compatible with proper storage of drugs requiring refrigeration.  The Board issued a citation and warning, imposed a civil penalty of $3000.00, and is requiring the submission of updated policies and procedures and quarterly self-inspections for two (2) years.

CVS Pharmacy #8443, entered into a Combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order. The Board charged the pharmacy with dispensing an incorrect prescription, failing to be orderly and clean, failing to have a continuous quality improvement program (CQI), failing to comply with the Board’s rules pertaining to a change of pharmacist in charge, failing to establish and maintain effective controls against the theft or diversion of prescription drugs, including controlled substances, and failing to ensure legal operation of the pharmacy. The Board imposed a civil penalty of $6,500.00 and placed the pharmacy on probation for a period of three (3) years during which it must complete quarterly self-inspections..

Walgreens #11330, entered into a Combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order. The Board charged the pharmacy with failing to timely file a PIC change application.  The Board issued a citation and warning and imposed a civil penalty of $1,000.00.

Lauri Dvorak, RPh applicant.  The Board reactivated Ms. Dvorak’s pharmacist license by Consent Agreement. The Board issued a Citation and Warning to Ms. Dvorak for 2006 disciplinary action against her Nebraska pharmacist license for failure to secure controlled substances at a pharmacy, mental health issues, and possessing prescription drugs without authority. 

Kimberley Mosloski, PSP applicant.  The Board issued Ms. Mosloski’s pharmacy support person registration by Consent Agreement.  The Board issued a Citation and Warning for working as a pharmacy support person without the required registration and imposed a civil penalty of $50.00.

Printed from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy website on September 17, 2021 at 5:59pm.