Pharmacist accused of spoiling vaccine has license suspended

Steven Brandenburg
Steven Brandenburg(Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office/WBAY Staff)
Published: Jan. 14, 2021 at 9:47 AM CST
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MILWAUKEE (AP) - A state board has suspended the license of a Wisconsin pharmacist accused of ruining more than 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine because he thought it was unsafe.

Steven Brandenburg was working at Advocate Aurora Health in Grafton, about 20 miles north of Milwaukee, when he was arrested last month.

The arrested followed an investigation into the 57 spoiled vials of the Moderna vaccine. He has not been criminally charged.

The Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board said Wednesday that Brandenburg cannot practice pharmacy while suspended. The board’s order says Brandenburg agreed to the suspension “in order to focus” on possible charges against him.

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