Highlands Ranch pharmacist agrees to Interim Cessation of Practice
DENVER (April 23, 2016) — On April 22, 2016, Highlands Ranch, Colorado pharmacist Scott Eskanos agreed to an interim cessation of practice (ICP), meaning he may not practice pending further evaluation and investigation by the State Board of Pharmacy (Board) to determine what further actions, if any, are warranted.
According to the agreement, the Board reviewed information on April 15, 2016 that Mr. Eskanos violated Colorado laws regulating the practice of pharmacy. Specifically, the agreement alleges Mr. Eskanos filled some controlled-substance prescriptions early, did not conduct proper drug-regimen reviews when dispensing to patients and dispensed controlled substances to certain patients in quantities with no recognized medical utility or application. On April 6, 2016, criminal charges were filed against Mr. Eskanos in Colorado District Court.
The Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), encourages consumers to verify a license and check for discipline before selecting a pharmacist. If you suspect wrongdoing, consider filing a complaint with DORA. Visit askDORA.colorado.gov and click on “File a Complaint.”
The Division of Professions and Occupations, part of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), provides consumer protection through its regulation of nearly 400,000 licensees within more than 50 professions, occupations, and entities in the State of Colorado. DORA is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the marketplace and is committed to promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado. Consumer protection is our mission. Visit www.dora.colorado.gov for more information or call 303-894-7855 / toll free 1-800-886-7675.