A Miami-Dade pharmacy accused of selling prescription sex and pain drugs without scripts

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A West Miami-Dade pharmacy is accused of selling prescription sexual enhancement and pain relief drugs as over-the-counter medication in a Florida Department of Health administrative complaint.

The complaint starts the discipline process against Nu-Mart Discount Pharmacy, 10690 Fontainebleau Blvd. That can end in anything from a fine to license revocation. The pharmacy has been licensed under Fountainbleau Discount Pharmacy since May 5, 1998, and has a discipline history that includes an August 2021 administrative complaint.

In that complaint, in addition to clerical shortcomings in the pharmacy, the department says its inspector saw a registered pharmacy technician sell prescription-strength, 150 mg tablets of antifungal medicine fluconazole to a woman without a prescription.

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This most recent complaint says on Nov. 23, 2021, and Dec. 9, 2021, undercover Department of Health investigators bought 10 mg doses of sexual aid Cialis and 800 mg doses of pain medication ibuprofen from registered pharmacy technicians without prescriptions.

Ibuprofen is the active ingredient in several name brand pain relievers, including Advil, Motrin, Midol and many store brand pain relievers. But those are usually 200 mg doses of ibuprofen, whereas the ibuprofen the complaint says Nu-Mart sold to the undercover agent were 800 mg doses and require a prescription.