The longtime business waived its right to a hearing and instead will pay a massive fine and lose its pharmacy license.
The owners of Westbury Pharmacy waived their right to a hearing and instead agreed to the “revocation of the pharmacy permit and payment of a $65,050 monetary penalty,” according to an announcement from The Virginia Department of Health Professions. Former pharmacist-in-charge Faiz Oley Jr. also waived his right to proceedings and will lose his pharmacist license. He was ordered to pay a $55,050 penalty.
West Pharmacy was scheduled to go before the Virginia Board of Pharmacy next week. The West End pharmacy was shutdown in April over concerns about its ability to assure the “quality, sterility, integrity, safety and efficacy of drugs dispensed, along with its ability to safeguard against the diversion of drugs.”
Westbury’s deli counter and retail operations have remained open as usual during the investigation, but it’s unclear if the business as a whole will stand after today’s outcome. They lost their license in April. WTVR has more on the story, including the full consent order filed by Westbury Pharmacy.