GARDINER, Maine — A mail-order pharmacy whose product killed two racehorses earlier this year has been suspended by Maine regulators.
The state’s Board of Pharmacy voted unanimously Thursday to suspend the license of Rapid Equine Pharmacy LLC for 30 days.
The board found the pharmacy to be “knowingly or negligently facilitating the diversion” of drugs to horses without prescription.
Both horses suffered from a neurological disease less than 24 hours after receiving the medication and were euthanized.
Rapid says in a statement it takes the board’s decision “very seriously” and is taking action to correct the issues.