Skip to comments.Pharmacy says it goofed in making drugs for horses
Posted on 04/23/2009 9:33:09 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida pharmacy has told The Associated Press it incorrectly prepared a medication for 21 polo horses that died over the weekend while preparing to play in a championship match.
Jennifer Beckett of Franck's Pharmacy in Ocala, Fla., told the AP in a statement the business conducted in internal investigation that found "the strength of an ingredient in the medication was incorrect.
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“Let's just deduct this cost from what you owe America”
The report I heard was a total loss of $2.5-3.5MM. What a shame for all involved.
or $25,000 per quarter
I had a service company that serviced Albertsons Grocery Stores.
A pharmacy at one of the stores I dealt with gave an old lady the wrong script and it killed her.
Family settled out of court for a couple million.
Just wait till 17 year old girls start buying Plan B over the counter,
with no knowledge of their medical history required, and taking it like
I realize horses require larger doses than people but it’s hard to imagine overdosing a horse without realizing they were dispensing a whole lot of meds. I wonder what they all needed medicated for.
The script should have a print out with a number and description of the pill. I try to check it.
That is one dead pharmacy walking.
From what I understand it wasn’t the amount. It was the wrong mixture. Not sure what they were being medicated for. Could have something to do with the different type of feed here in the States. Horses don’t like their diets changed.
Franck’s Pharmacy is probably grateful this wasn’t people that died from their mistake.
“Just wait till 17 year old girls start buying Plan B ...”
Oh, I won’t know about that, that’s part of the law you know. What I don’t know can’t hurt me -—libs
Franck’s insurance company is probably more grateful.
How do you spell LAW SUIT?!
from Fla Sun-Sentinel:
Lechuza also issued a statement to AP acknowledging that a Florida veterinarian wrote the prescription for the pharmacy to create a compound similar to Biodyl, a French-made supplement that includes vitamins and minerals and is not approved for use in the United States.
“Only horses treated with the compound became sick and died within 3 hours of treatment,” Lechuza said in the statement. “Other horses that were not treated remain healthy and normal.”
Lechuza also said it was cooperating with authorities that include the State Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
From Yahoo news:
FDA spokeswoman Siobhan DeLancey said compounding pharmacies are legal, but they are not allowed by law to recreate existing drugs or supplements under patent or to recreate any drugs not approved for use in the U.S., such as Biodyl.
The FDA refused to approve Biodyl for use in the U.S. in October 2008, saying it appeared “to be a new animal drug which is unsafe.”
A pharmacy could face criminal charges if it made the supplement, DeLancey said.
The law does not, however, prohibit veterinarians from purchasing and administering each supplement separately.