The Colorado Board of Pharmacy has suspended Western States Pharmacy for selling medication over the Internet without an appropriate prescription. The board also filed a notice of charges against Wendell Almeida, the pharmacist’s manager, following an investigation conducted by the board. “Pharmaceutical sales over the Internet can be subject to widespread abuse,” Attorney General John Suthers said. “Our investigation of Western States Pharmacy revealed that their manager dispensed an unauthorized prescription received over the Internet without getting proper approval from a doctor.”
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