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Wisconsin Suspends License of Pharmacist After Being Accused of Intentionally Spoiling COVID-19 Vaccines

A pharmacist in Wisconsin had his license suspended Wednesday after being accused of intentionally spoiling coronavirus vaccines.

The Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board suspended Steven Brandenburg’s license due to accusations that he spoiled 500 doses of the vaccine because he thought it was unsafe and would alter a person’s DNA, The Associated Press reported. Brandenburg cannot practice while his license is suspended.

The former Advocate Aurora Health pharmacist claimed when he was arrested that it was an accidental error and he didn’t mean to ruin the vaccine vials. Police said he later admitted to removing the vials on purpose. 

Brandenburg removed the 57 vials from the refrigerator on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. The vials were not discovered until Dec. 26. “[S]ome of the vaccine was administered to team members on Dec. 26 within the approved 12-hour post-refrigeration window” but the rest had to be discarded, the hospital said in a statement on Dec. 28. 

Read the source article at The Hill

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