A pharmacy manager retrieves a medication. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
An Omaha company has been fined $5,000 by the State of Iowa for allegedly dispensing more than 10,000 prescriptions in Iowa without the required license.
According to records of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, Precision Direct Rx, an Omaha-based company, was granted a pharmacy license to do business in Iowa on Aug. 26 of last year. But in the five months leading up to the license being approved, Precision Direct allegedly “distributed over 10,000 prescriptions into Iowa without a nonresident pharmacy license,” the board claims.
At its January meeting, the board voted to cite the company for operating a pharmacy in Iowa without a current pharmacy license, in violation of Iowa law. The citation carries a $5,000 penalty. The company was also warned that any future violations may result in additional penalties.
This article first appeared in the Iowa Capital Dispatch, a sister site of the Nebraska Examiner in the States Newsroom Network.
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