Jan 01, 2021 10:15 PM
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According to reports, a Wisconsin pharmacist was arrested on Thursday after “tampering with and causing the destruction” of 500 doses of the Moderna vaccine. The now-fired pharmacist from the Advocate Aurora Health hospital system was charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety, adulterating a prescription drug, and criminal damage to property.
Authorities chose not to disclose the pharmacist’s name yet “pending formal advisement of charges,” but jail records show a licensed pharmacist named Steven Brandenburg was booked Thursday for the same charges. Officials say the pharmacist was fired on Wednesday after confessing, “to intentionally removing the vaccine knowing that if not properly stored the vaccine would be ineffective.”