Osazuwa Edomwonyi, an Airdrie Pharmacist who worked as a manager at Creekside Pharmacy, was suspended by the Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP) after being found guilty of failing to provide the supervision needed for an unregulated staff member.

In details released by the ACP, it was determined by the Hearing Tribunal that a risk was posed to members of the public. 

In the decision, Edomwonyi was handed a suspension of three months and ordered to pay a fine of $2,500 and an additional payment of $10,000 toward the costs of the investigation and hearing.

In the statement by the ACP, they stated “Mr. Edomwonyi acknowledges and admits that, between November 28 2019, and September 23, 2020, while he was the licensee and proprietor of Creekside Pharmacy and between September 23, 2020, and October 8, 2020, while he was the owner and the proprietor of the Pharmacy, he failed to provide supervision to the Pharmacy's unregulated employee.”

According to the ACP, unregulated pharmacy staff members are not allowed to administer any type of injections.

In the release, it determined the unregulated staff member had administered drugs by injection including vitamin B12 and flu shots, on two different occasions.

“He took responsibility for the events that occurred and cooperated fully with the investigation. Mr. Edomwonyi agreements on facts and admissions spared the need for any witnesses to testify and made the hearing much simpler.”

Edomwonyi also accepted responsibility for their creation. He also accepted responsibility for the inaccurate forms submitted to Alberta Blue Cross.

the full Hearing Tribunal can be found HERE.

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