For immediate release: November 20, 2017 (17-162)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Strategic Communications Office 360-549-6471
King Co. pharmacist suspended for alleged fraudulent prescriptions and stolen drugs
OLYMPIA -- The Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission and the state Department of Health have immediately suspended the pharmacist credential of Daniel R. Osborn (PH.00048742) pending further legal action.
Charges say that over a period of about eight months, Osborn entered at least 16 fraudulent prescriptions to a Bartell Drugs Enterprise System for controlled substances. Osborn allegedly created fake patients, dispensed medication, and verified and completed the prescription and dispensing process all by himself. Osborn did not pay for any of the prescriptions.
Osborn has 20 days to request a hearing to contest the charges and the suspension.
The legal documents on this case can be seen online by clicking the link on Provider Credential Search on the Department of Health website; copies can be requested by calling 360-236-4700. Anyone who believes a health care provider acted unprofessionally is encouraged to call that number to report their complaint.
The Pharmacy Commission regulates pharmacists’ in Washington. The Commission establishes, monitors, and enforces qualifications for licensing, consistent standards of practice, continuing competency mechanisms and discipline. Rules, policies and procedures promote the delivery of quality health care to state residents.
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