Quantcast

NC audit: 1 in 5 pharmacies uninspected in years - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

NC audit: 1 in 5 pharmacies uninspected in years

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Wilson police investigate late night shooting

    Wilson Police: 7-year-old killed after shots fired at home

    Wilson Police: 7-year-old killed after shots fired at home

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:27:40 GMT
    Wilson police are investigating a late night shooting.
    Wilson police are investigating a late night shooting.
  • Ayden Police investigating shooting

    Ayden Police investigating shooting

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:34:13 GMT
    Ayden Police say a gunshot victim took himself to Vidant Medical Center Wednesday evening.
    Ayden Police say a gunshot victim took himself to Vidant Medical Center Wednesday evening.
  • Deputies searching for missing Seven Springs man

    Deputies searching for missing Seven Springs man

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:21:14 GMT
    Deputies say they need the public’s help to find a missing man.
    Deputies say they need the public’s help to find a missing man.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A state audit says North Carolina pharmacy regulators did not inspect a fifth of the state's 2,700 drug stores in six years or more, a condition that risked discovering mistakes like dispensing the wrong medication or shorting prescriptions.

State Auditor Beth Wood's office said Thursday the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy's seven-person inspection team and lack of deadlines for site inspections meant more than a third of the state's pharmacies were not checked for four years or more.

The pharmacy regulator says it acts on complaints and concentrates on about 300 inspections a year where there may be a problem. It says routine inspections get a lower priority.

The pharmacy board says because of the audit it has gotten away from tracking on paper which pharmacies have gotten routine inspections.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Events Calendar

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD PHOTO/VIDEO TO
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.