OREGON: A state licensing board this week ordered the closure of a Tumalo pharmacy it says manufactured marijuana products, dispensed controlled substances without prescriptions and filled clients’ prescriptions at other pharmacies without their knowledge, among other things.
The Oregon Board of Pharmacy placed the Tumalo Pharmacy and its pharmacist under emergency suspension Tuesday while it completes an investigation and determines what disciplinary action to take.
Although the board’s investigation is ongoing, the orders against the pharmacy and pharmacist issued this week contain findings, not allegations, said Karen MacLean, the board’s administrative director. The pharmacy’s owners, Doug Forbes and pharmacist Kerri Rosenblatt, have 90 days to formally dispute the findings and enter into a hearing process. As of Wednesday afternoon, they had not contacted the board to do so, MacLean said.