Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Media Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280
October 10, 2018 – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) served orders summarily suspending the controlled substance license of Anson Pharmacy of Temperance and the pharmacist license of Lap Pan Chu, who is responsible for the pharmacy’s compliance with the Public Health Code.
LARA also served accompanying administrative complaints on Anson and Chu detailing their alleged dispensing of controlled substances without good faith and a failure to maintain effective controls against diversion. The complaints further allege that an inspection of Anson Pharmacy found expired medications on shelves and inadequate records related to the dispensing of controlled substances.
The Michigan Public Health Code provides for summary suspension of licenses when the public health, safety, or welfare requires emergency action.
An order of summary suspension is a temporary measure to protect the public and not a final determination that a licensee has violated the Public Health Code.
LARA encourages all concerned residents, patients, parents and peers to file complaints against licensed health professionals who may allegedly be risking public health, safety or welfare.
LARA values and relies on complaints from patients and residents to spur investigations into licensed health professionals who are potentially violating the Public Health Code. Each and every complaint received by the department is reviewed and analyzed by LARA staff members.