Lawmaker’s pharmacy license yanked for writing fake Rxs

June 2, 2015

A state representative from Missouri has had his pharmacy license placed on probation for three years after admitting that he created unauthorized prescriptions for himself and others.

A state representative from Missouri has had his pharmacy license placed on probation for three years after admitting that he created unauthorized prescriptions for himself and others.

According to a settlement agreement with the Missouri Board of Pharmacy, Rep. Lynn Morris, R-Nixa, owner of several Family Pharmacy stores, filled prescriptions 18 times under the name of his physician without the doctor’s knowledge.

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Morris “obtained or dispensed prescriptions for himself and family members by creating prescriptions under the name of Dr. Randall Halley” even though “he did not have authorization for many of the prescriptions he created or filled,” the settlement agreement states.

In one instance, Morris wrote a false prescription for his dog using the doctor’s name, even though the doctor is not a veterinarian.

“I never thought about it. If somebody would have tapped me on the shoulder and said, 'Hey Lynn, that's against the law, Lynn,' I wouldn't have done it. I never honestly thought that was against the law until I started looking at that investigation," Morris told KY3. Click here to see that interview.

 

Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Morris’ license will be placed on probation for three years. During that period, he cannot serve as a pharmacist in-charge, manager in-charge, and any position licensed or regulated by the state. He must also submit to drug or alcohol tests if requested.

Morris told the News-Leader that he signed the settlement agreement even though all of the allegations are not true.  He said he had an agreement with the doctor to provide prescriptions for sick employees. The doctor denied there was such an agreement.

Morris has previous run afoul of the pharmacy board. In 1985, he was placed on probation for excessively dispensing controlled substances and for unauthorized refills of controlled substances. In 1988, he was cited for violating the terms of his probation.