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Board may rely on licensee’s failure to show remorse as justification for revocation

Credit: Phillip Pessar,

An appellate court in California held March 3 that the state pharmacy board's decision to revoke the license of a pharmacist who had altered prescriptions did not inappropriately consider the licensee's failure to show remorse for his actions, holding that such exacerbating factors were listed as consideration for sanctions in the board's disciplinary code. The court overturned a lower court decision holding that the board had abused its discretion.

In 2013, pharmacist Medhat Bakr's son suffered burns to his legs. As part of his recovery, his physicians prescribed painkillers, but Bakr, unsatisfied with the amount of . . .

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