Is Your License In Danger?
It takes years of study to gain the knowledge required of a pharmacist and to earn a pharmacy license, and a lot of money. Your license must be treated with utmost care: if a pharmacist’s license is threatened, so too is their career. Pharmacists must act swiftly upon receiving any complaint or knowledge of an investigation into their work. If this applies to you, contact a professional license defense attorney right away. Remington & Dixon is an experienced North Carolina law firm to help protect your pharmacist license. Call our office today.
What Leads To Investigation
The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy receives and investigates complaints about pharmacists in the state. These may include:
- A pharmacist smelling like alcohol on the job.
- A pharmacist making inappropriate advances or comments.
- A pharmacist using illegal substances or diverting medications at work.
- Pharmacy fraud, including filling a prescription with the knowledge that it is falsified.
- Any complaint to the Board can trigger an investigation. No matter the subject of the investigation, pharmacists should contact an attorney if they are being investigated.
All kinds of pharmacy fraud are highly illegal and can lead to very severe consequences for a pharmacist who engages in fraudulent activities.
Billing for the wrong kind of medication, including billing for a brand name prescription while giving the patient a generic, is pharmacy fraud.
Billing and insurance company for a fake prescription is another kind of pharmacy fraud that happens regularly.
Sometimes substance abusers and opportunists steal prescription pads and use them to fill fraudulent prescriptions. A pharmacist must be aware of such practices and always detect falsified prescriptions. Not doing so can harm your license and career.
Call a Professional License Defense Lawyer!
If you are being investigated by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, you should call a lawyer immediately. You need a lawyer who knows Board investigations. Remington & Dixon, PLLC is a Charlotte-based professional license defense firm. We know the ins and outs of Pharmacy Board investigations and will protect your rights throughout the process. Don’t go it alone, call us today.
Brandon double-majored in Political Science and Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He earned his Juris Doctor from Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. Throughout his career, Brandon has received numerous awards and recognition from his peers and agencies that rate attorneys. A few of these awards are from The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyer in 2014, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 in 2014, Nation’s Top One Percent: National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2015, Super Lawyers: Rising Stars in 2018 and 2019, and North Carolina Business Magazine: Legal Elite in 2019, among others.