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Pharmacist at Select Specialty Hospital in Boardman Accused of Mixing Lower Doses of Prescribed Drugs

Our firm is currently investigating cases of medical malpractice where a pharmacist employed by the pharmacy at a long term hospital located in Boardman is accused of mixing lower doses of antibiotics than what were prescribed for high-risk hospital patients.

Ohio’s Board of Pharmacy has suspended Ernest Perrin’s license. According to a notice issued by the board, Perrin has worked at Select Specialty Hospital Regional Pharmacy, which is located in the same Market Street building that houses St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

In a letter notifying Perrin that he has been summarily suspended, the board said that he admitted to personally compounding intravenous medication in order to not add the total dose prescribed to the IV for particular dangerous drugs such as Cubicin and Tygacil.

According to the document, Perrin told an agent that he did it to reduce costs.

The letter goes on to state that the activities occurred with a high-risk patient population.

The board noted that on or about January 1, 2017 through February 23, 2017, nine vials of Cubicin were turned into 105 vials and other drugs were given at about half their strength.

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