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Local pharmacist charged for stealing and using drugs, forging documents

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BENTON COUNTY, WA - In September 2018 the Pharmacy Commission charged pharmacist Mustafa G. Elziny (PH60168979) with unprofessional conduct, the Department of Health said.

Charges say Elziny was the responsible manager of a pharmacy that underwent state and federal audits after a burglary in which 2,653 narcotics tablets were missing. Elziny allegedly didn’t submit a loss form after the burglary.

During the audit, charges say, the pharmacy was found to be missing about 1,188 narcotics tablets from its inventory. Elziny allegedly forged a transfer document in an attempt to account for some of the missing medication. Elziny also allegedly tested positive for drugs for which he lacked prescriptions.

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