Forgery Alerts and the importance of reporting a forgery
July 28, 2015
Drug abuse and diversion are ongoing problems which many pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Alberta may encounter in the form of a forged prescription. If you suspect a forgery, take action – first, check with the prescriber to confirm, and then report the attempt to ACP and to the police.
Reporting a forgery attempt to ACP:
- promotes awareness of recent prescription forgery attempts and forgery tactics;
- helps prevent diversion of drugs, thus maintaining the integrity of the drug system; and
- helps us create a listing of forgery attempts for the calendar year, so that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have another tool to aid them in forgery detection.
Did you know we have an ONLINE Forgery Reporting system? To report a forgery, visit https://pharmacists.ab.ca/forgery-alerts