Nursing Home Fined $6,000 For Dispensing Expired Medication To Patients

A nursing home has been cited by the Virginia Department of Health for violating policies in regards to medication. The home had several drugs, both controlled and over-the-counter substances that were expired. The drugs were not only on the shelf in the medicine cabinet, but were observed on carts being dispensed to patients.

The home’s pharmacist said the drugs were to be checked by the nursing supervisor for expiration dates and disposed of per policy regulations. When questioned about the expired medication, the LPN and DON said, “they are too busy to do this.” The home was cited $6,000 for the violations. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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