Chicago Pharmacy License Lawyer

Representing Pharmacists in Jeopardy of Losing Their Licenses in Chicago

Pharmacists are required to obtain specific education and training, as well as hold a valid license to practice. The Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act regulates this profession, and compliance with the law is enforced by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). If the IDFPR accuses you of certain conduct or violations, you could lose your pharmacy license.

If you receive notice that your pharmacy license may be in jeopardy, your first call should be to an experienced Chicago pharmacy license lawyer at 1818 – An Advocacy Group. With extensive experience in administrative law, attorney Jordan Matyas can help defend your license and your career.

Reasons for Possible Discipline of Pharmacists

The IDFPR oversees licensing and compliance for the following professionals:

  • Pharmacists
  • Registered Pharmacists
  • Registered Pharmacy Technicians
  • Pharmacy Controlled Substance

Once licensed, pharmacy professionals must abide by a wide array of strict regulations. Any violations can put patients at risk of serious harm, so the IDFPR takes pharmacy compliance very seriously. 

Some reasons why a pharmacy license may be suspended or revoked include the following:

  • False information provided to IDFPR or to obtain a license
  • Conduct that indicates a pharmacist is unfit or incompetent to practice
  • Unprofessional or unethical conduct that might harm the public
  • Discipline in another state
  • Mental or physical illness that prevents competent pharmacy practice
  • Charging money for free drug samples
  • Convictions of certain criminal offenses
  • Excessive substance abuse
  • Falsifying records
  • Intentional overcharging of patients
  • Distributing drugs to patients without valid prescriptions
  • IDFPR audit issues
  • Failure to use good faith when dispensing drugs
  • Disclosing confidential health information of patients

If you are accused of any of the above types of conduct, you could be at risk of losing your license and the ability to practice pharmacy.

Seek Legal Defense Representation

When you receive notice of a problem with the IDFPR, you should immediately discuss the matter with an experienced Chicago pharmacy license attorney. These matters are often complicated, and they can involve a complex web of administrative regulations and state laws. The right attorney will understand IDFPR standards and procedures and will know how to take the necessary steps to defend your license. 

Just because you are a knowledgeable pharmacist does not mean you will understand the best way to defend your license. Proper defense requires substantial preparation and organization so you can present your case in the most persuasive manner possible. Having a lawyer with significant administrative law experience can give you the advantage you need to keep your license and your ability to practice pharmacy. 

Speak with a Chicago Pharmacy License Lawyer about a Possible Case Today

At 1818 – An Advocacy Group, we know how complex license cases can be. Defending a pharmacy license can be challenging, but it is important to present the strongest possible case so you can continue working in your profession. A lot of time and money goes into becoming a pharmacist, and you should not risk unnecessarily losing your license. Contact us for a free initial consultation today.

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