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State Pharmacy Director Fired For Ignoring Complaint Over NECC Drug Shipments
2012-11-08 17:37:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy director James D. Coffey has been fired after allegedly ignoring complaints that Framingham-based New England Compounding Center (NECC) had illegally shipped bulk orders of drugs to Colorado hospitals, reports Boston.com's Kay Lazar. The shipments were in direct violation of Colorado´s state licenses, according to MA state health officials. Yet, the long-time director of the pharmacy board...

2009-07-10 17:38:00

CHICAGO, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fundamental American freedoms suffered a blow on Wednesday when the Ninth Circuit ruled that an administrative rule of the Washington Board of Pharmacy took precedence over individual freedom of conscience. The Ninth Circuit's decision in Stormans v. Selecky, overturning a lower-court decision blocking a draconian rule of the Washington Board of Pharmacy, means pharmacists in Washington will now be forced to provide RU-486 (the abortion pill),...

2008-09-15 00:00:08

By Mary Pickels When cancer patient Sherrie Neal's prescription was changed just days after $16,000 worth of medication was delivered to her Washington County home, she and husband Michael Neal wondered if the unopened drugs could be made available to other patients. After talking with Sherri's oncologist, the Neals realized there was nothing they could do with the medication but toss it in the trash or flush it. That spurred Michael Neal into action. He started by contacting state...

2008-08-22 18:00:43

By TOM BREEN West Virginia's free clinics are balking at proposed rules that would change how they dispense prescription medication. They warn that rules being drafted by the state Board of Pharmacy will make it harder for them to give medication to the thousands of West Virginians without health insurance who rely on the clinics. But the board, which successfully sought the ability to make the rules during this year's legislative session, says the new regulation will improve patient...

2008-08-04 06:00:10

By Annette Wells By ANNETTE WELLS REVIEW-JOURNAL Three Nevadans seeking to replace the state Board of Medical Examiners' executive director have one goal in common - restoring the public's trust in a regulatory agency under fire for its handling of physicians involved in the nation's largest health crisis. "My hope, if I get this job and I do my job properly, is that you guys (the media) won't have anything to write about the Board of Medical Examiners unless it is positive," said...

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