Detroit Pharmacy and Pharmacist Summarily Suspended for Over Dispensing Controlled Substances

Super Mart Pharmacy is the top-ranked Oxymorphone dispenser in Michigan
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March 15, 2018 – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) served orders summarily suspending the controlled substance license of Super Mart Pharmacy in Detroit and the pharmacist license of Muhammad Mehmood Ashraf. 

LARA also served accompanying administrative complaints on Super Mart Pharmacy and Ashraf detailing their alleged dispensing of controlled substances without good faith and a failure to maintain effective controls against the diversion.

The complaint alleges that Super Mart Pharmacy was the top dispenser of oxymorphone (all strengths) and oxymorphone 40 mg, the strongest dose of the controlled substance, in 2017.

The Michigan Public Health Code provides for summary suspension of licenses when the public health, safety, or welfare requires emergency action.

Governor Rick Snyder’s Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force called for a more comprehensive enforcement program against licensed health professionals and facilities who participate in overprescribing and over dispensing.  Accordingly, LARA created a permanent Drug Monitoring Section which focuses on identifying, investigating, and pursuing appropriate disciplinary actions against individuals who overprescribe or divert controlled substances, and individuals and facilities who over dispense controlled substances.

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.

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