THE pharmacist is conducting the weekly controlled drug balance check. He runs out of time to complete the task so just fills in the last three sections knowing that these are slow moving controlled drugs and are never wrong. The next day the dispenser notices a discrepancy and asks if the pharmacist completed the CD balance check. He said yes he did.
The investigation that followed revealed that the balance could not have been correct when the pharmacist checked it and was therefore found to have told a lie.
What sanction should our pharmacist face in this case?
- No action necessary 11%
- A one month suspension from the register 16.7%
- A six month suspension from the register 3.1%
- The pharmacist should be struck off the register 0.9%
- Employer disciplinary action 68.3%