Physician sanctioned by IN pharmacy board for unsanitary conditions, misbranded drugs

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Acting upon evidence from a complaint filed by the Indiana Office of the Attorney General, the Indiana Board of Pharmacy has voted to sanction a Marion County doctor for illegal practices.

The complaint was filed in August 2021 against Dr. Leonard Guyer, according to a news release. Guyer is an Indiana licensed physician and practices in Marion County.

It charged Guyer with 24 counts regarding unsanitary conditions, adulterated drugs, misbranded drugs, lack of supervision of staff, failure to keep abreast of current professional theory and practice, lack of INSPECT registration, and lack of controlled substance inventories.

Following an investigation and coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Office of the Attorney General filed the administrative complaint with the state’s pharmacy board against Guyer.

He had been operating in contravention of state and federal law for at least two decades, according to the Attorney General’s Office.

“My office prioritizes Hoosier health,” Attorney General Todd Rokita said in a statement. “This principle has been demonstrated numerous times in several cases since I was elected as attorney general. Patients deserve better from their doctors, and they should feel comforted knowing their health care facility is sterile and safe.”

The pharmacy board voted to sanction the Controlled Substance Registration of Guyer.

This registration is required by all Indiana professionals to be able to dispense, compound and store controlled substances in Indiana.

The board voted 6-0-1 to put Guyer’s controlled substance registration on probation for no less than one year.

Prior to coming off probation, Guyer must pay a $19,500 fine, and his facility must pass two inspections conducted by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.

“Our office stood up for Hoosier citizens today by acting to keep Dr. Guyer from distributing drugs that fall well below the expected standards,” Rokita said in a statement. “Dr. Guyer has chosen to cut corners and put countless lives at risk based on his filthy, inappropriate and even illegal practices. We are not going to stand idly by and allow this.”

Currently, an administrative complaint remains pending before the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana regarding Guyer’s physician license.

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