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At the October 23, 2015, emergency teleconference meeting of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, the following disciplinary action was taken:

Alpine Wellness, Inc., a drug wholesaler located in Urbandale, was issued an Emergency Adjudicative Order and Notice of Hearing and Statement of Charges for engaging in unethical conduct harmful to the public by failing to maintain records of all transactions regarding the receipt of prescription drugs and subverting a board investigation. The Emergency Adjudicative Order indefinitely suspends their Iowa Wholesale Drug License.  The Board received a complaint alleging that Alpine Wellness, Inc., was providing false information on transaction records. An inspection was performed on October 21, 2015, by Board compliance officers.  During the inspection, Board compliance officers found approximately six cardboard boxes containing what appeared to be brand-name, high-dollar prescription drugs.  Alpine was unable to produce any records demonstrating where it was shipping the prescription drugs.  They were instructed by Board compliance officers to keep the prescription drugs at their location until further notice.  When Board compliance officers executed an administrative search warrant at their location on October 22, 2015, all of the cardboard boxes containing the drugs had been removed from the facility.  The Board determined that the facts set forth established that Alpine Wellness’ continued operation as a drug wholesaler poses an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare because the safety and authenticity of the prescription drugs cannot be verified. Hearing is scheduled for December 1, 2015.

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.