Ohio's pharmacy board director to leave post

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The director of Ohio's pharmacy board is leaving his post in September and a new change in state law could impact his replacement.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1qpheRr ) that Kyle Parker will step down as executive director of the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy on Sept. 1.

The General Assembly approved a provision in a budget bill this June that eliminated the requirement that the pharmacy board's director be a pharmacist.

The board enforces laws governing the legal distribution of drugs. The agency also regulates Ohio's pharmacists and investigates potential license violations.

It wasn't immediately clear why Parker was leaving. Agency officials told the newspaper he did not want to be interviewed.

An Ohio Pharmacy Association spokesman says the group believes the director needs to be a pharmacist.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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