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Grand Rapids Pharmacist Loses License

Contact: Melanie Brown 517-373-9280
Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

March 17, 2014 - The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has immediately suspended the license to practice as a pharmacist of Eugene Austin Biegert, R.Ph., of Grand Rapids based on his conviction in the United States District Court, Western District of Michigan. 

On November 13, 2013, Biegert was convicted of Causing Drugs Held for Sale to be Misbranded After Shipment in Interstate Commerce, a felony.  Biegert was ordered to pay an assessment of $100.00, and a fine of $15,000.00.

On March 5, 2014, LARA issued an order summarily suspending Biegert’s license, pursuant to the Public Health Code which provides for the mandatory summary suspension of a health professional’s license upon the conviction of a felony, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a maximum term of two years, or a controlled substance-related conviction. 

For more information on disciplinary actions taken by the health professional licensing boards within LARA, please go to http://www.michigan.gov/lara, and click on Health Care Services, Bureau.

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