Who Knew ?

Having worked in LTC for the past 5 years… I routinely deal with PT/INR’s at a distance… recommend INR’s being done with a pt’s therapy is changed and it is going  to have  a impact on the pt’s INR in the short term.  A week ago my wife ended up in ER – via a […]

Could the 80 million dollar fine for Walgreens be just the first shoe to drop?

That fine was because WAGS agreed that it has filled Rxs to allow C-II’s for illegal or illicit purposes… how many of these Rxs were paid for by Medicaid/Medicare/health insurance?  If WAGS has admitted to this.. shouldn’t Medicare/Medicaid/Insurance companies “claw-back” the monies that was paid to WAGS for such Rxs? Shouldn’t the taxpayers expect the […]

Apparently Missouri has developed a Laissez-faire policy

Vacancies hurting Missouri government http://www.semissourian.com/story/1978478.html From the article: This article was claimed to be written by Peter Kinder, of Cape Girardeau, is the lieutenant governor of Missouri.  who claims that ” By neglecting his appointments, Gov. Nixon is derelict in his duty to the people of Missouri.” * State Board of Pharmacy: It issues licenses […]

Here’s another RPH that crooks probably won’t bother for a while !

Suspect arrested after Bellmore pharmacist fires gun during robbery http://www.examiner.com/article/suspect-arrested-after-bellmore-pharmacist-fires-gun-during-robbery From the article: A Freeport man was arrested Friday on felony robbery charges after police said he robbed a Bellmore pharmacy, threatened the pharmacist with a knife and then led police on a chase for nearly three miles, according to a Nassau County police news […]

there has been a lot of talk lately

After Walgreens paid a 80 million dollar fine.. we all know that the DEA ‘s aggressive tactics are getting in the way of legit patients getting the medication(s) they need.. I have thrown this art work together… As a nation, we are not allowed to use aggressive interrogation techniques on those that are trying to […]

Even some in the media are noticing our two tier legal system

Lewis: A tale of two pharmacies http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_23453409/lewis-tale-two-pharmacies From the Article: Small-town pharmacist Robert McNeese was sentenced to more than five years in prison earlier this month. His crime: illegally dispensing oxycodone. Walgreen admitted it failed to uphold its obligations as a DEA registrant. The DEA said Walgreen knew or should have known the oxycodone flying […]

For our eyes only…

Once again.. my email “inbox” is like a box of chocolate .. you just never know what you are going to get… Today.. I got a copy of a particular chain store’s Dispensing Incident Report What is of particular interest… in the center of the report .. in bold print is the following… Except in […]

Guilty until proven innocent ?

Indiana AG files licensing complaints against pharmacy http://legalnewsline.com/news/242239-242239 From the article: The Indiana Board of Pharmacy received notice from a pharmacy supplier that it stopped filling orders from Hoosiers Prescription Shop. The board then looked deeper into the practices of the Terre Haute-based pharmacy. Zoeller’s office filed the complaints after reviewing the board’s findings. Indiana […]

Oregon Board of Pharmacy Receives NABP Award

http://www.thelundreport.org/resource/oregon_board_of_pharmacy_receives_nabp_award From the article… June 12, 2014 — The Oregon State Board of Pharmacy is the 2013 recipient of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Fred T. Mahaffey Award which was presented during NABP’s 109th Annual Meeting and Conference in St. Louis on May 21. This is the second time Oregon has received […]

It may be more profitable to not fill control meds !

DEA Settles Walgreens Painkiller Case for $80M http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/dea-settles-walgreens-painkiller-case-80m-19375563#.Ubd-apzgefE From the article: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has reached an $80 million civil settlement with the Walgreens pharmacy chain over violations of rules governing the distribution of powerful prescription painkillers. DEA officials said Tuesday that Walgreens committed numerous record-keeping and dispensing violations of the Controlled Substances […]