Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Question of the Day June 25, 2013 In the State of Texas Pharmacists Fill Out forms Indicating Whether they do Compounding and What Specific Kinds of Compounding Such Nuclear or Sterile.

What is the penalty or consequence when a compounding pharmacists or pharmacy fails to answer those questions or falsely answers those questions on the form?  I assume by intentionally failing to state one does compounding the pharmacy is lessening the chance of being inspected more frequently or being inspected at all.  What should be the penalty or consequence in the future?  How does the state avoid the arguments that it was merely an oversight and not intentional.  In the federal government similar offenses are prosecuted under 18 U.S.C. 1001 for providing a false statements.  Does Texas have a similar criminal offense and does the state prosecute for it?  What about other states?  How do they handle this or plan to handle it?

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