For more than a decade, a Walgreens employee allegedly posed as a pharmacist – administering vaccines and authorized over 745,000 prescriptions without a license.
Kim Thien Le held a pharmacy technician license until it expired in 2008.
But for most of Le’s tenure at three Walgreens locations – from 2006 to 2017 – she did not, according to a new 14-page accusation filed by the California State Board of Pharmacy.
She allegedly filled 745,000 prescriptions – more than 100,000 of which involved controlled substances.
When asked for proof of her license, Le would allegedly provide the numbers of two people with similar names.
For most of Kim Thien Le’s tenure at three Walgreens locations – from 2006 to 2017 – she did not, according to a new 14-page accusation filed by the California State Board of Pharmacy
‘There’s a major difference between a pharmacist and a pharmacist technician,’ Bob Davila, spokesman for the board, told KTVU.
‘Pharmacists have to go through a lot of educational requirements and meet stringent state requirements to get a license.’
According to the legal documents, inspectors were alerted that a common anxiety medication had been distributed without standard labeling.
The bottles of Alprazolam were allegedly missing certain watermarks and a refill limit.
The prescription featured Le’s name.
Le was allegedly questioned by investigators, and immediately apologized, offering to pay a fine and cease work as a pharmacist.
Once her offer was rejected, she claimed she did have a degree from Creighton University, but that was found to be a lie.
Interviewing shocked employees, investigators allegedly found Le had ‘counseling patients regarding their prescriptions, administering immunizations/vaccinations to patients,’ and ‘supervising clerks, pharmacy technicians, intern pharmacists, and trainees.’
The case against Le is ongoing and investigators are mulling whether to pull the pharmacy licenses of the Walgreens locations that employed Le.
As 2010 comes to an end, there are a number of financial items that you must start to look at if you want to put yourself in position for a great 2011. Oftentimes, as we plan for the end of the year, we ignore important things we can do to make our financial life better. To make sure that doesn’t happen to you, here are some action items that you should look into before the ball drops and the champagne corks pop.
First, it’s important to pay attention to your IRA. Reduce your taxable income by maximizing your retirement contributions. The contribution limits for traditional and Roth IRAs remain at $5,000, with a catch-up contribution of an additional $1,000 for those 50 and older by the end of 2010. Therefore, you can contribute up to $6,000 to a Roth or traditional IRA if you’re 50 and older.
With IRAs, it’s also important to see if you need to withdraw money. Make sure you, or your older family members, take the required mandatory distribution (RMD) from IRA accounts. The government requires that people over the age of 70 1/2 take a yearly distribution of a set amount (if this distribution is not taken there are tax consequences).
At the end of the year, it is also important to review your portfolio and the positions you hold. See if you have any realized capital gains this year from the sale of stocks or mutual funds. When you’ve added your gains, check to see if there are any losses that can be carried forward from previous years to offset these gains. If there aren’t, consider selling underperforming securities.
The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested 20 suspected armed robbers and kidnappers, recovering arms and ammunition from the bandits. Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Zanna, said: “Our security challenges are cattle rustling, armed banditry, kidnapping and herders-farmers’ clashes. We are working on strategies to confront these challenges.
“We have put more men on ground to clamp down on the bandits terrorising the people. We will chase them out of their hideouts to allow for peace. Our combat readiness, determination and commitment against vicious crimes are in partnership with the state government, traditional rulers, commutes and religious leaders.
“The command will apply the vision and mission of the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu and adopt community policing.
“The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), operatives while on routine crime prevention patrol along Gurusu-Gwoshi axis intercepted one Shehu of Tunga Mallan village in Bukuyaum Local Government. He has been terrorising residents. Eleven locally fabricated guns were recovered.
Also the tactical team of the command stationed at Dausaduu for anti-banditry operation foiled an attack on the village. One AK47 rifle, SMCR rifle, two magazines and 32 rounds of live ammunition were recovered.
“SARS operatives arrested five suspects for armed robbery on the Kastina/Zamfara expressway during a stop-and-search operation. The command also raided black spots in Zurmi, Danfodio. Ten suspects were immediately charged to court after investigations.
“The command will continue to remain a political so that there will be free, fair and credible elections.
“We will improve and sustain partnership, collaboration and synergy with all the relevant stakeholders in this regard, especially the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“We organised workshops and seminars for stakeholders including traditional rulers, religious leaders, youths and politicians. We gave them assurance of good relationship with them and encouraged to be calm and respect the law, during, before and after elections.
“The youths were warned not to allow politicians to use them to disrupt election. Rather, they should be law-abiding citizens. Nobody should destroy government property or else, he will be made to face the wrath of the law.
“The command is ready to work together with, INEC and other security agencies to have peaceful elections. We have given members of the public proper orientation that they should be law-abiding citizens.”
Vice captain of Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa has expressed his optimism that his national team skipper, John Obi Mikel’s experience and winning mentality Can inspire English Championship side Middlesbrough to earn promotion back to the EPL, Completesports.com reports.
Musa who is mourning his mother Sarah Musa in Jos Nigeria says Mikel who joined Championship side Middlesbrough as a free agent after featuring for Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda has what it takes to inspire the club to top the tier of the English football
“Mikel did not make mistake joining a championship side because I am sure he would lead the club straight to the Premier League,” Musa stated.
“Mikel has a winning aura and I believe this will rub on the entire Middlesbrough team in their fight to gain promotion
“I believe Mikel saw the potential in the club before agreeing to join them and with a manager like Tony Pulis in charge, they will fight to be among the promoted clubs at the end of the season,” the former Leicester star enthused.
Mikel, a former Chelsea player, has already tasked himself with instilling The Blues’ kind of winning mentality in his Middlesbrough teammates in their quest to earn promotion from the second tier English Championship back to the Premier League.
There were a lot of Sonos deals around the holidays, but if you missed out on those, their Super Bowl sale could be your last chance to save for quite some time.
The new Beam sound bar is $50 off, while the Sonos Sub, the Playbase, and the larger Playbar sound bar are all $100 off. Even at full price, the Beam is arguably the best value in the Sonos lineup, so that’s where we’d recommend most people start. And of course, you can also pair any Sonos Play:1s or Ones with any of these products to use as satellite speakers in a surround sound setup.
Deluxe is great for homeowners and anyone with any sort of standard investment income, but you’ll want to step up to Premium if you rent out property or are self-employed. It’s also on sale for $32, an all-time low.
Whichever one you choose, you’ll be able to import your previous years’ taxes from TurboTax if you’re switching over, and you can elect to receive all or some of your refund in the form of an Amazon gift card, with a 5% bonus.
#3 instant pot
If you keep telling yourself you should buy an Instant Pot, today’s the day to pull the trigger, as the 6 qt. Plus model is on sale for a whopping $50 less than usual, today only.
Today’s Gold Box is discounting a number of Logitech peripherals for work and play, today only. Inside, you’ll find a lot of mechanical keyboards, headphones, speakers, a webcam and work and gaming mice, including the Logitech G703, one of the most used mice in the Overwatch League.
For all the deals though, be sure to head over to Amazon. Just be warned, like all Gold Box deals, these prices will only stick around until the end of the day.
Even though there are record low temps across the country right now, Sorel is saying it’s the end of the season — whatever you say, Sorel. Still, you can take advantage of the boot brand’s rush to declare that winter’s over; right now, select items are marked down by up to 40% for their End of Season Sale, meaning it’s the best time to buy boots that will certainly keep your toes feeling toasty in these tundra-like conditions.
A first aid kit is one of those things you should probably keep in your glove box, and you should definitely have at home, and at $12 for 299 pieces, there’s no excuse not to be prepared for minor accidents.
It includes bandages, gauze, medicines, an instant cold pack, and more, all tucked away in a refillable soft pack. The only thing it’s missing is kisses from mom to make the boo boo feel better.
#8 packing cubes
They aren’t double sided, sadly, but these TravelWise packing cubes are actually Amazon’s top sellers, boasting a 4.6 star average from over 2,000 customers, and you can save 20% on the color of your choice today by clipping the coupon.
I know what you’re thinking…luggage for your luggage? But trust me when I say that they make packing easier by compressing and organizing your clothes, and they make it a lot easier to unpack when you arrive at your destination.
#9 bite beauty
Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche line is a bonafide cult favorite, and right now, the brand’s Liquified Lipstick, normally $24, is on sale for just $12. Available in 28 shades, this liquid lipstick delivers in terms of pigment and moisture — unlike other liquid formulas that start off smooth before drying like shrink wrap on your lips. The Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick instead leaves behind a satiny finish, thanks to an ultra hydrating combo of monoi butter and coconut oil. Snag your must-have shades before this sale kisses us all goodbye.
#10 heated blanket
I do not live in the midwest or the mid-Atlantic, but if I did, I would be spending my entire day under one of these heated blankets, conveniently on sale today at Amazon.
My advice: get the more expensive one. It’s only a few bucks more, but it’s a lot larger than the sherpa blanket, and has 10 different heat settings instead of three. That’s not a big deal today, when the only setting that matters is “maximum,” but you’ll be glad to have more options later.
AKURE – GOVERNOR Rotimi Akeredolu has inaugurated the state campaign Council for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
The governor inaugurated the campaign Council at the Cocoa conference hall of the Governor’s Office, Alagbaka, Akure which was attended by members of the various committee constituted for the campaign Council.
Akeredolu charged members of the various committees to work assiduously for the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the party.
He said the party won the state for Buhari in 2015 and must perform better in the coming elections.
He said: “We have a big task. We won for Buhari in 2015 and we must excel this time around. We won when we didn’t have a governor, we won because we believed. I have said it that in Ondo state we believe and we will win.
“For us in Ondo State, we are people with indomitable spirit. Be firm in whatever you believe. So, we want to show Buhari that Ondo state is an APC state.”