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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) November 2012 Disciplinary Report--Includes Franck's


PHARMACY
Harish Bhatt, Burr Ridge – pharmacist license (051-031522) reprimanded after he
failed to disclose prior disciplines on five applications relative to the licensure of pharmacies for
which he served as a corporate shareholder and/or operator.
Bruce Greenwald, Lake Geneva, WI – pharmacist license (051-034603) probation
previously entered into with Department extended an additional year with terms and conditions
to remain in full force and he must also take and pass the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence
Examination within one year after he engaged in conduct including but not limited to working as
a pharmacist-in-charge and as the sole pharmacist at a pharmacy when he was restricted from
serving as a pharmacist-in-charge pursuant to said previous consent order.
Jacqueline Johnson-Onesto, Carmen – pharmacist license (051-296388) issued with
reprimand due to a 2004 discipline of her Iowa Pharmacist License.
David Lustig, Effingham – pharmacist license (051-025801) revoked after he self-
reported that he plead guilty to two felony counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance.
Marcus Smith, Chicago – pharmacist license (051-036377) revoked after he repeatedly
dispensed prescription medication, including controlled substances, in the names of two patients
over a period spanning approximately one year to 18 months, ending on or about October of
2011, without receiving a written or oral prescription in violation of law.
Kevin Trackwell, Maryville – pharmacist license (051-293998) reprimanded after his
Missouri license to practice as a pharmacist was disciplined by the State of Missouri Board of
Pharmacy and he failed to notify the Department of said discipline within 60 days.
Anthony Vo, San Antonio, TX – pharmacist license (051-296397) issued with
reprimand and fined $500 after he was disciplined by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy on or
about November 10, 2009 and also answered in the negative to a question on a portion of his
application for licensure when asked if his pharmacist license in another jurisdiction had ever
been subject to disciplinary action.
Belmont Pharmacy Inc., Chicago – pharmacy license (054-014878) revoked and
Michael Markiewicz, Chicago – pharmacist license (051-288159) indefinitely suspended for a
minimum of one year and both fined $20,000 owed jointly and severally after information came
to the Department's attention alleging that the pharmacy, by and through Michael Markiewicz,
sold counterfeit drugs to customers of the pharmacy without valid written or oral prescriptions.
Franck's Compounding Pharmacy, Ocala, FL – pharmacy license (054-014935) 
indefinitely suspended for dispensing compounded products into the state of Illinois which have 
been recalled after patients who were administered the drugs in Illinois and in other states were - 16 -
diagnosed with fungal eye infections.
 Madison Pine Pharmacy, Chicago – pharmacy license (054-014342) and Tilak Raj
Marwaha, Orland Park – pharmacist license (051-032553) both placed on probation for one
year and fined $5,000 after the pharmacy, where Mr. Marwaha holds a corporate ownership
interest and serves as the pharmacist-in-charge, failed to use good faith in filling and refilling
two prescriptions written by a physician and filled a prescription for a non-controlled substance
with a controlled substance. Furthermore, two Department inspections revealed multiple
violations of the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act including unlabeled medications and expired
medications among the active stock of medication and pharmacy technicians working without
name badges.

Source found here

2 comments:

Kenneth Woliner, MD said...

But will Illinois be any smarter than Florida?

Florida closed "FRANCK'S LAB, INC" but allowed the same pharmacist/owner, "Paul W. Franck", to open up "Franck's Lab Inc" (corporate name without comma, and not in all caps). So, the same bad apples who compounded bad drugs that blind patients and kill polo horses are still in business.

License Org Name DBA Name Address Profession City
PH22470 Franck's Lab Inc. Trinity Care Solutions 202 C SW 17TH STREET PHARMACY OCALA
PH19761 FRANCK'S LAB, INC FRANCK'S COMPOUNDING PHARMACY 1210 A South West 33rd Avenue PHARMACY OCALA


Kenneth Woliner, MD
www.holisticfamilymed.com

Doletta Sue Tuck-Richmond said...

Great question and point. It does not good to close then down under one name and then allow them to open up shop under another name.