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Licensee with Adderall Rx who failed drug screen has burden of proving rehabilitation

A pharmacist who sought reinstatement of her license, and was denied, lost her appeal August 25. The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that she had not properly demonstrated her rehabilitation and ability to practice pharmacy with reasonable skill (Markowitz v. Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, State Board of Pharmacy).

The case concerned Pennsylvania pharmacist Carol Markowitz, who after several years of practice opened her own pharmacy. In 2009, the state Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs initiated an enforcement action against her after she . . .

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