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Pharmacist’s License Suspended For Stealing Medications

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Pharmacists work with a variety of medications and while it may be tempting to sell them or keep some for themselves, doing so is not only unethical but illegal. A pharmacist can lose their license and face other penalties. A pharmacist had her license suspended on February 28 after it was discovered that she… Read More »

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Ethics In The Pharmacy Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Ethics is a huge part of the medical industry—even in the pharmacy field. When they fill prescriptions, they must do so in an ethical manner. They cannot think about their personal values. Instead, they must think about their patients’ best interests. This is not easy. Every day, pharmacists face moral dilemmas as they deal… Read More »

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How Deprescribing Affects Pharmacists

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Pharmacists must engage in ethical and legal behavior at all times when working with and dispensing medications or else they can face licensing issues. This means they should know about deprescribing, particularly when it comes to seniors. Deprescribing refers to making changes to medications in a safe manner in response to life’s changes. A… Read More »

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Pharmacist’s License Suspended After Losing Controlled Substances, Patient Records

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The job of a pharmacist is not an easy one. Pharmacists deal with various types of medications, and, as such, are heavily scrutinized. They must keep accurate inventory and have access to patient records. When they claim to lose medications or personal information of customers, they can face serious penalties, such as license suspension…. Read More »

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Ethics In The Pharmacy Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Lately there has been concern about ethics among pharmacists. In the past few years, many pharmacists have been caught engaging in unethical and even criminal activities during the course of their employment. For example, some pharmacists take drugs for their own personal use. There have even been cases of pharmacists intentionally spoiling COVID-19 vaccines… Read More »

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Pharmacist’s License Suspended for Ruining COVID Vaccine

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many Americans are clamoring for the COVID-19 vaccine. People of all ages and in all states are hoping to be one of the first to get their vaccine so they can protect their health and not get the deadly virus. However, there has been a shortage of the vaccine and the fact that a… Read More »

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Pharmacist Facing Charges for Helping Patient Commit Suicide

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Pharmacists are in charge of filling medications. Because they are in contact with so many drugs, they need to be ethical with their usage. They cannot substitute other medications, use these prescriptions for personal use or advise patients on how to kill themselves. While this may seem obvious, some pharmacists bypass these laws and… Read More »

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Pharmacist Faces Prison Time for Tampering With Drugs

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

While it’s legal to use medications that are prescribed to you, using drugs that belong to someone else is a serious crime. If you are a pharmacist who is accused of taking drugs from patients, you could lose your professional license and face jail time. This is the case for a pharmacist in Connecticut…. Read More »

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Florida Pharmacy Worker Stole Drugs So “Cousin” Wouldn’t Rob the Store

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Why do people steal things? There are many reasons. Some people really need the item and can’t afford it. In some cases, people steal for the fun of it. They may get an adrenaline rush from doing so. They might steal something of value to sell it and get money. Sometimes people steal things… Read More »

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Florida Pharmacy Tech’s License Suspended After Stealing Pills

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Pharmacists have a huge responsibility. They must ensure that prescriptions are filled properly. They must also be honest with the medications they have in their inventory. Pharmacists have access to a wide variety of drugs, including opioids and other addictive pills. If they take these drugs for their own use, they can face serious… Read More »