Ohio pharmacy shut down by state board

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy ordered Spring Valley Family Pharmacy in Gallipolis, Ohio, to  close "indefinitely" this week, according to The Gallipolis Daily Tribune.

According to documents from the state board unsealed June 19, the pharmacy engaged in unsafe practices, including inaccurate mixing of medications and poor recordkeeping. Additionally, a pharmacist reportedly was under the influence of illegal substances, and unclean drug compounding areas were discovered

The pharmacist in charge of the pharmacy, Brandon O'Callaghan, RPh, admitted to the board that he was addicted to methamphetamine, according to the report.

"The board finds that there is clear and convincing evidence the methods used by Spring Valley Family Pharmacy for distributing dangerous drugs presents a danger of immediate and serious harm to others, and as such, summarily suspends Spring Valley Family Pharmacy’s license as a terminal distributor of dangerous drugs," the letter signed by the pharmacy board states.

Read the full report here.

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