Tuesday, November 20, 2012

RI Pharmacy accused of illegal compounding Under HEALTH orders to stop practice

Updated: Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012, 1:56 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012, 1:55 PM EST
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) -- The Rhode Island Department of Health has ordered a Saunderstown pharmacy, it said is illegally compounding and distributing medication, to immediately stop the practice.
HEALTH officials announced Tuesday it issued sanctions against Bayview Pharmacy, located on Tower Hill Rd. in North Kingstown, citing illegal compounding operations and health violations.
The agency said the pharmacy is only licensed to compound medications prescribed by licensed prescribers for specific patients. However, inspectors said records show Bayview had been operating as an unlicensed manufacturer and distributor of sterile injectable medications to both Rhode Island residents and out-of-state customers, located as far away as Illinois.
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