Chicago area pharmacy allegedly dispensed dangerous drug combinations to multiple patients: DEA
EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. - An Evergreen Park pharmacy is suspended from dispensing Schedule II-V controlled pharmaceutical medicines due to alleged violations, DEA investigators announced Wednesday.
The pharmacy, Evergreen Park Pharmacy, is located at 2890 W. 95th Street, Suite 100.
During the investigation and a subsequent Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program, it was revealed that the pharmacy allegedly dispensed excessive opioid and dangerous drug combinations to multiple patients.
According to DEA investigators, a pharmacy expert reviewed dispensing records of controlled substances to three pharmacy patients.
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The expert said the quantities and combinations of controlled substance medications dispensed to the patients were not for legitimate purposes, and could have caused respiratory failure and death.
If a pharmacy fails to maintain regulated professional standards when dispensing controlled substances, the DEA says it can administratively suspend and ultimately revoke the pharmacy's registration.