A janitor allegedly had access to prescription painkillers, leading to a statewide investigation into its pharmacy’s practices.
The Virginia Board of Pharmacy has shutdown Westbury Pharmacy’s prescription department. A sign on the West End pharmacy’s door reads the prescription department is temporary [sic] closed. In a statement, Westbury Pharmacy explained the situation.
“Over a year ago it was discovered that a janitor had access our prescription department and stolen substantial amounts of pain medication,” the statement began. “We immediately notified the police. That individual was arrested, pled guilty, and is now in jail. In its investigation, the Board has raised many issues about the operations of our prescription department. We take these issues very seriously.”
Westbury Pharmacy, a staple in the Ridge Shopping Center on Three Chopt Road for decades, says they have taken steps to rectify the way their pharmacy operates and is “shocked” and “dismayed” at the board’s decision. Westbury’s store and deli counter remain open for business.
If you have prescriptions at Westbury Pharmacy, they have been transferred to nearby Westwood Pharmacy at 5823 Patterson Avenue. You can reach them by phone at 804.288.1933.