Several times a year, pharmacists around the country are convicted of stealing medications from their own stores. In most cases, the theft has gone on for a year or longer. You may wonder: Is there any way to detect these crimes other than waiting for one of the pharmacy techs to catch the pharmacist red-handed?
The answer is yes. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) can inspect a pharmacy if it has reason to suspect that drugs are not being properly dispensed. This is called a drug accountability audit and is permitted under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).
Generally, here is what happens in a pharmacy drug accountability audit:
Under the CSA, the DEA can enter and inspect any place where controlled substance records are kept or individuals are registered under the CSA.
If your pharmacy failed inspection, you may be eligible for damages in a pharmacy error case. To find out more, call Kennedy Hodges today at (888) 526-7616 to start your FREE consultation, or click the link above to receive a FREE copy of our report How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.
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