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At the July 24, 2018 meeting of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy (board), the following public actions were taken during open session:

Ganesh Subedi, PhD, Intern. The board granted the intern’s request to receive 500 hours of internship credit for life experience, and will allow the intern to complete up to 500 internship hours at Hy-Vee Fulfillment Center. The board will require the remaining 500 internship hours to be completed in a general or hospital pharmacy.

Seyed Sam Dianet, Intern. The board granted the intern’s request to receive 750 hours of internship credit for life experience.

Scott Sanford, Pharmacist. The board granted the pharmacist’s waiver request for Pharm D requirement for collaborative drug therapy management.

Jeffry Fischer Pharmacist. The board granted the pharmacist’s request for license reactivation request upon successful completion of 180 hours of continuing education and 450 intern hours within one year.

Cory Ernst, Pharmacist The board granted the pharmacist’s request for early termination of his probation.

Candace Prashad, Pharmacist The board granted the pharmacist’s request for early termination of her probation.

 

Alicia Points, Pharmacist entered into a Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order with the board. The board issued a citation and warning for violating the duties of the pharmacist in charge. The order requires she complete three contact hours of continuing education related to preventing diversion or record keeping for controlled substances. The board further ordered a civil penalty of $1000.

Walgreens Pharmacy 03700 entered into a Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order with the board. The board ordered the pharmacy license be placed on probation for two years with conditions for failing to provide effective controls and procedures to guard against theft and diversion of controlled substances, failing to notify the board immediately upon discovery of theft by a registrant or licensee of the board, failing to keep an accurate perpetual inventory record for Schedule II controlled substances and failing to maintain hard copy prescriptions. The board further ordered a civil penalty of $4000.

CVS Pharmacy entered into a Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order with the board. The board issued a citation and warning for failing to have a compliant continuous quality improvement program. The board further ordered a civil penalty of $2500.

Kmart Pharmacy entered into a Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order with the board. The board issued a citation and warning for failing to ensure legal operation of the pharmacy by employing a pharmacy support person who was not registered with the board. The board further ordered a civil penalty of $1500.

Steven Reints, Pharmacist entered into a Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order with the board. The board issued a citation and warning for failing to complete the required continuing education for renewal. The board further ordered the pharmacist complete four hours of continuing education and pay a civil penalty of $250. The order acknowledged the pharmacist had already successfully completed the continuing education requirement.

Kurt Schuchmann, Pharmacist entered into a Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order with the board. The order places the pharmacist license on probation for a period of three years with conditions for violating the duties of the pharmacist in charge. The board further ordered a civil penalty of $2500.

Schuchmanns Pharmacy entered into a Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order with the board.  The order suspended the pharmacy license, which is stayed for 60 days, for failing to be orderly and clean, failing to have a secure barrier, failing to implement or participate in a continuous quality improvement program, failing to remove outdated drugs form dispensing stock, failing to take a complete and accurate inventory of all controlled substances, failing to establish and periodically review policies and procedures for all operations of the pharmacy, failing to keep accurate perpetual inventory records for Schedule II controlled substances, failing to reconcile the perpetual inventory with the physical inventory of Schedule II controlled substances annually and obtaining a fee by fraud or misrepresentation. If in 60 days all deficiencies are not corrected, the pharmacy license will be indefinitely suspended until the deficiencies are corrected. Once all deficiencies are corrected, the pharmacy license will be placed on probation for three years with conditions. The board further ordered a civil penalty of $2500.

David Sinnwell, Pharmacist The board issued a Notice of Hearing and a Statement of Charges. The board charged the pharmacist for failing to complete the continuing education required for license renewal.  A hearing is scheduled for September 18, 2018.

Alan Bollinger, DO The board issued a Notice of Hearing and a Statement of Charges. The board charged the physician for having his professional license disciplined in a way that restricts his ability to handle or prescribe controlled substances. A hearing is scheduled for September 18, 2018.