A pharmacy on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is going to be closed down after an investigation found it to be “dirty, dilapidated and disorganized.”
Investigators with the College of Pharmacists of BC visited the Native Vancouver Pharmacy on East Hastings earlier this week.
Spokesperson Mykle Ludvigsen says what they found was appalling.
“Fecal matter from mice and rats all over the floor. They found cockroach bait traps. They found mouse traps, rat traps. There was no hot running water. There was food left out of the open. Lighting that was too dim, really, to effectively practise pharmacy.”
Its licence will be suspended on June 12th, with time given so that patients can move to other pharmacies.
Further sanctions could be possible.