Investigation against Pharmacist for Drug Diversion Closed with No Charges

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The Florida Department of Health has closed an investigation against a pharmacist client of the firm after a no probable cause finding was made regarding allegations that the pharmacist diverted controlled substances. The investigation initially began as a DEA criminal investigation, and the firm represented the pharmacist in that investigation as well. The criminal investigation was closed and referred back to DEA for administrative action. The DEA ultimately failed to bring a civil enforcement action.

That left only the Department of Health licensure investigation. The firm presented a rebuttal to the allegations to the Department of Health, which as noted above, ultimately found insufficient evidence to bring a charge against the pharmacists for the pharmacy’s license for drug diversion.

Nicholson & Eastin, LLP represents a number of healthcare practitioners in criminal, civil and administrative investigations involving controlled substance matters. Please contact the firm for a consultation if you are facing such an investigation.