News from the WV Board of Veterinary Medicine

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  • Fraudulent Script Alert

    12/7/2021

    1-13-2022: There have been a number of forged prescriptions recently involving Dr. Tony Majestro, and orthopedic surgeon in Charleston, WV.  These prescriptions have been for both controlled and non-controlled substances and law enforcement ofiicials have already been contacted. Please be aware that these incidents are occurring and contact his office if you have questionsabout the authenticityof a prescription you receive.

     

    We have received numerous reports today (12-7-2021) and it has been confirmed with the named prescriber that prescriptions for azithromycin and 473mL of promethazine/codeine have been sent across the state under the name Dr. Carl High, MD from Elkins, WV.  These prescriptions are fake and should not be filled.

    Thanks for being on alert!
    Krista Capehart, PharmD

    WV BOP, Director of Professional and Regulatory Affairs
  • WV Board of Pharmacy Responds to Hancock County Pharmacy’s Over-Diluted Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

    11/24/2021
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Pharmacy, with support from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Public Health and partners from the Joint Interagency Task Force for Vaccines (JIATF), is working with Davis Brothers Pharmacy, a family-owned pharmacy with two locations in Hancock County, to connect patients to revaccination after the pharmacies administered overly-diluted doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for individuals 12 years and older between April and November 2021. Other COVID-19 vaccines, pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccines, were not affected by the dosing error.
  • Per the CDC Everyone ages 18+ is eligible for a #COVID19 booster.

    11/19/2021
    Per the CDC Everyone ages 18+ is eligible for a #COVID19 booster.
  • Pfizer Pediatric ages 5-11 Orange Cap Available

    11/6/2021
    The Pfizer BioNTech Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine has been authroized for ages 5-11 years. This is a NEW DRUG and the adult (purple cap) cannot be used in this age group..
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