Defending Pharmacists And Pharmacies Against State And Federal Charges

The Georgia Board of Pharmacy, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency (GDNA) regulate pharmacy practice and the conduct of pharmacists. Given the constant developments with pharmaceuticals and the ongoing changes in the regulation of controlled drugs, these organizations meet regularly to set policy and review cases relating to pharmacies and pharmacists.

At Frances Cullen, P.C., we monitor these agencies and the Georgia Board of Pharmacy to stay knowledgeable about current regulations. We also have extensive experience working with professionals in this field who become subject to an investigation or face the threat of criminal action.

If you're a pharmacist or pharmacy owner in Atlanta or Fulton County facing an investigation or charges of any kind, we have the knowledge and experience to represent your best interests.

Complaints Against Pharmacy Professionals

It's important to hire the right attorney if you or your pharmacy is the subject of an investigation or if a complaint has been filed against you. We can help with matters involving:

  • Violation of the Georgia Pharmacy Practice Act or other related statutes and rules
  • Violation of Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) regulations
  • Violation of Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency (GDNA) rules or policies
  • Criminal arrests, charges or convictions
  • Negligent practice of pharmacy
  • Substance abuse, chemical dependency and alcoholism

Following a complaint, there will be an investigation and investigatory review by the Georgia Board of Pharmacy. We know and are familiar with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy, DEA and GDNA laws and rules. Our staff recognizes conduct that may result in criminal action or other serious repercussions.

Applicants for a pharmacist license may also face issues with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy due to prior disciplinary action or criminal action. There are also potential issues for out of state pharmacies seeking to open a new pharmacy here or looking to ship products into Georgia. We work with applicants seeking licensure and are familiar with all categories of licensure. This includes manufacturing and distribution licenses.

Criminal Cases Related To Pain Management

Given the highly regulated nature of pain medication, any pharmacist could potentially face a board investigation and criminal charges related to the dispensing of medication. Even the most respected pharmacists with years of experience filling prescriptions for controlled substances can find themselves becoming part of an investigation.

We are experienced at defending pharmacists and pharmacies facing charges related to the dispensing of controlled substances. We are also knowledgeable about the GDNA's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (GA PMP). If you find yourself charged with a crime related to the dispensing of pain medication in state or federal court, we have the experience and knowledge to understand the intricacies of your case and provide you with solid representation.

Contact Us Today

If you're a pharmacist or pharmacy owner in need of a lawyer, contact us today by calling 404-806-6771 or reaching out online.