The Iowa Board of Pharmacy (“Board”) took the following actions at its most recent meeting held on March 12, 2019:

CVS Pharmacy 8546 (Waterloo), Pharmacy.  CVS Pharmacy 8546 entered into a Settlement Agreement and Final Order with the Board.  The Order resolved charges for having a non-compliant CQI program and failure to timely provide records by issuing a citation and warning, imposing a civil penalty in the amount of $5,000, and requiring submission of updated policies and procedures.

Hy-Vee Pharmacy 1192 (Fort Dodge), Pharmacy.  Hy-Vee Pharmacy 1192 entered into a Settlement Agreement and Final Order with the Board.  The Order resolved charges for failing to comply with monthly inspection requirements and failing to establish and maintain effective controls by placing the pharmacy on probation for a period of two years with several terms and imposing a civil penalty in the amount of $5,000.

Hy-Vee Pharmacy 3191 (Manson), Pharmacy.  Hy-Vee Pharmacy 3191 entered into a Settlement Agreement and Final Order with the Board.  The Order resolved charges for failing to maintain an electronic entry system, failing to display required signage, having a technician working without proper identification, failing to comply with monthly inspection requirements, and failing to establish and maintain effective controls by placing the pharmacy on probation for a period of two years with several terms and imposing a civil penalty in the amount of $5,000.

Julie Kane, Pharmacist.  Pharmacist Kane entered into a Combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order with the Board.  The Order charged the pharmacist with dispensing errors, unauthorized return to stock, failing to complete a CQI report, failing to keep an accurate perpetual inventory, exceeding the prescribed quantity on a Schedule II controlled substance, and unlawful partial filling of a Schedule II controlled substance.  The charges were resolved by requiring completion of continuing education, re-taking and passing the MPJE, and restricting the pharmacist from serving as pharmacist in charge at any pharmacy licensed in Iowa for a minimum period of one year.

Thomas J. Snyder, D.O., CSA Registrant.  Dr. Snyder entered into a Combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order.  The Order charged him with having disciplinary action taken against his medical license and restricts his CSA registration in a manner that mirrors the prohibition on prescribing, administering, or dispensing controlled substances for the treatment of chronic pain imposed by the Iowa Board of Medicine.  

William McClintock, D.V.M., CSA Registrant.  Dr. McClintock entered into a Combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order.  The Order charged him for engaging in activities that require an active CSA registration without having an active CSA registration and resolved the charges by issuing a citation and warning and imposing a civil penalty in the amount of $1,000.

Hicare Pharmacy LLC (Texas), Nonresident Pharmacy.  Hicare Pharmacy LLC entered into a Combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order. The Order charged the pharmacy with failure to comply with rule governing PIC changes, failure to have a registered PIC, dispensing errors, and failure to maintain records and resolved the charges by the pharmacy voluntarily surrendering its Iowa nonresident pharmacy license.

Hy-Vee Clinic Pharmacy 3028 (Marcus), Pharmacy.  Hy-Vee Clinic Pharmacy 3028 entered into a Combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order.  The Order charged the pharmacy with failing to comply with monthly inspection requirements, failing to comply with perpetual inventory requirements, failing to properly record pseudoephedrine sales, failing to comply with security requirements, and failing to timely notify of PIC change and resolved the charges by placing the pharmacy on probation for a period of two years with several terms and imposing a civil penalty in the amount of $5,000.

Hy-Vee Pharmacy 1068 (Cherokee), Pharmacy.  Hy-Vee Pharmacy 1068 entered into a Combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement, and Final Order.  The Order charged the pharmacy with failing to comply with monthly inspection requirements, violating a board order, and failing to properly record pseudoephedrine sales and resolved the charges by placing the pharmacy on probation for a period of three years with several terms and imposing a civil penalty in the amount of $10,000.

The Board voted to approve the following actions in regards to its administrative rules and statewide protocols:

  • Filing a notice of intended action and emergency adoption and filing to amend chapter 39, “Expanded Practice Standards”
  • Adoption and filing to rescind and replace chapter 37, “Iowa Prescription Monitoring Program” with minor changes to the language published in the notice (ARC 4205C) in response to comments received
  • Filing a notice of intended action to amend Chapter 8, “Universal Practice Standards,” Chapter 10, “Controlled Substances”, and Chapter 21, “Electronic Data and Automated Systems in Practice”
  • Filing a notice of intended action to amend chapter 2, “Pharmacist Licenses”
  • Immunizations Statewide Protocol
  • Naloxone Statewide Protocol
  • Nicotine Statewide Protocol