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Lower court overstepped by slashing discipline against licensee

An appeals court in Alabama, in a May 17 ruling, threw out a decision by a state circuit court that had drastically reduced disciplinary sanctions imposed by the state's Board of Pharmacy against a licensee who operated some of her pharmacy locations without a permit or a licensed pharmacist on site. The lower court had acted outside of its authority by substituting its judgment for that of the board, the appeals court found (Alabama State Board of Pharmacy vs. Parks).

The trouble in this case stemmed from several pharmacies in Alabama run by pharmacist . . .

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