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June 2, 2005
Stowe Pharmacist License Summarily Suspended
Montpelier, Vermont. Today Secretary of State Deborah Markowitz announced that after a several hour emergency hearing the Board of Pharmacy summarily suspended the pharmacy license of pharmacist Glenn Myer of Village Pharmacy in Stowe. Markowitz said, “the suspension of Myers’ license reflects the Pharmacy Board’s conclusion that the public health, safety, and welfare required emergency action.” A full hearing on formal charges will occur in the future.
The State alleged, in part, that Mr. Myer represented himself as a doctor when he had no such credentials, dispensed drugs without a prescription, that on May 21, 2005 he appeared at the house of a recently deceased person one half hour after the funeral service removed the body improperly claiming that under HIPPA regulations he had to remove all the decedent’s medications, and that he did so, including one controlled substance, providing conflicting explanations for his conduct, and that he did not properly dispose of the controlled substance, that he took prescriptions from a doctor not licensed in the State of Vermont and filled them as having been written by a Vermont doctor (without the permission of either doctor), all in violation of statutes and Board rules.
The Board found that a sufficient number of the allegations of unprofessional conduct had been established to the necessary degree to justify emergency action. The Board’s order requires Mr. Myer to surrender his license to the Board immediately.
Any customer of the Pharmacist Glenn Myer of the Village Pharmacy who needs an emergency supply for chronic medication should contact their physician immediately and request that their prescription be transferred to another pharmacy.