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Category Archives: Pharmacist License


A Pharmacist’s Struggle With Addiction

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals can lose their license in a number of ways. One of them is addiction. When a pharmacist becomes addicted to prescription drugs, obviously that is not a good sign. However, it happens a lot. A clinical pharmacy coordinator at Boston Medical Center dealt with this very issue. Shortly into his new job,… Read More »


Pharmacist’s License Suspended For Unauthorized Use Of Drugs

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Pharmacists have a tough job. They are around medications all day long and this can be tempting for even the most ethical pharmacy worker. They may feel coerced to take the drugs for their own use or even bring them home. This is what happened to an Illinois pharmacist. Her license was suspended after… Read More »


Ethical Conduct For Pharmacists

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Prescription drug use is increasing primarily due to the aging population. People are living longer than ever. There are large numbers of elderly people in the United States and on average, a person who takes medications takes four at a time. This requires a need for skilled pharmacists who treat patients with respect. Many… Read More »


Pharmacist’s License Suspended For Selling Fake COVID Vaccination Cards

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When we need prescription medications, we assume that the pharmacist will fill them appropriately. We assume that they will act ethical in their dealings and not engage in any fraud or forgery. A pharmacist in New Jersey has had her license suspended after selling fake COVID vaccination cards. The pharmacist recently agreed to the… Read More »


Former VA Pharmacist Sentenced To Probation For Stealing Painkillers

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Addiction to opioids has increased dramatically in the past decade. Opioids release endorphins and help people feel happy and pain-free. Some people will go to great lengths to get a hold of opioids. But when pharmacists steal pills to feed their addictions, it can lead to serious penalties, such as probation and license loss…. Read More »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »