Kentwood Pharmacy worker’s license suspended

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The license of a nurse who worked for a pharmacy that was illegally repacking and reselling old drugs has been suspended.

Michele Shedd, a license practical nurse, worked in the billing department and was a customer service representative for Kentwood Pharmacy.

Federal authorities raided the pharmacy in 2010. They found that a total of 17 people, including owner Kim Mulder, were involved in a scheme to collect old drugs from nursing and foster home, repackage them and resell them as new. The scheme defrauded the government and insurance companies out of about $60 million, authorities say, and caused the dangerous risk of cross-contamination of drugs.

On Jan. 30, Shedd was convicted of a federal charge of causing drugs held for sale to be misbranded after shipment in interstate commerce for her part in the scheme. She was sentenced to three years probation and $5,100 in criminal penalties.

Shedd’s license was suspended following the conviction, according to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

LARA says the state’s Public Health Code requires a license to be suspended if a holder is convicted of a felony.

Most of the people involved in the scheme have been charged and entered pleas. Some have already been sentenced.

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