NCPA, Purdue Pharma release pharmacy crime video

'RxPatrol Pharmacy Safety and Security' features pharmacy owner, retired law enforcement officer

STAMFORD, Conn. — Drug maker Purdue Pharma and the National Community Pharmacists Association have introduced the latest version of a video designed to educate pharmacists and other pharmacy staff about pharmacy crime.

The video, part of RxPatrol, Purdue's broader initiative to combat pharmacy crime, launched on the initiative's website. Titled "RxPatrol Pharmacy Safety and Security," it is free of charge, and is part of the NCPA's Protect Your Pharmacy Now! initiative, which started in 2008.

The video features NCPA member Tony Sumpter and retired assistant special agent in charge of the Virginia State Police Landon Gibbs discussing ways to prevent and deal with internal theft and prescription fraud; touring Sumpter's store, a Medicap Pharmacy in Adel, Iowa; and evaluating security measures and discussing additional steps to take to prevent internal theft and fraud.

"Pharmacy crime affects our customers, our staff and our businesses," NCPA president Donnie Calhoun said. "As communities across the country experience internal theft and prescription fraud, NCPA is pleased to continue our Protect Our Pharmacy Now! partnership with Purdue's RxPatrol program to help our members prevent pharmacy crime."

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