Combating Pharmacy Theft
Purdue Pharma L.P. developed and maintains RxPATROL®, a national database that tracks, analyzes, and provides information on pharmacy crime to law enforcement and the retail pharmacy community. RxPATROL is helping law enforcement solve pharmacy crime and educating pharmacy owners on how they can protect themselves and their businesses and customers.
Law enforcement, pharmacy staff, and loss prevention experts who sign up with the RxPATROL program receive electronic alerts about incidents that have occurred in their area as well as reports, tools, and resources that can help them deter and solve pharmacy crime.
Investigators also receive contact information for peer law enforcement personnel so they can communicate and collaborate on their investigations. This level of collaboration has helped to apprehend suspects who have committed pharmacy crimes in neighboring towns.
Partnering with Community Anti-crime Organizations
Through the RxPATROL program, Purdue Pharma is partnering with Crime Stoppers and other community crime prevention programs to offer rewards for information leading to arrests for pharmacy crime. Tips can be made anonymously and have led to more than 100 arrests since the program’s inception in 2005.
Follow RxPATROL on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RxPATROL.
- FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA)
- Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA)
- National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI)
- National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA)
- Ohio State Attorney General’s Office
- Pharmaceutical Security Institute
- Pharmacists Mutual
- Smith Drug Company
Rx Safety Matters also provides a downloadable Resource Guide for Healthcare Professionals:
Next, find a listing of Prescription Monitoring Programs.