Contributing Editor Christine Blank is a freelance writer based in Florida.
RxPatrol, an information clearinghouse operated by Purdue Pharma, has teamed up with the National Community Pharmacists Association to offer a 10-minute training video on crime-prevention measures for pharmacy staff.
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and RxPatrol, which tracks pharmacy crimes, recently released a 10-minute training video for pharmacy staff.
The work of RxPatrol, an information clearinghouse operated by Purdue Pharma, has resulted in 100 arrests through Crime Stoppers and other community crime programs. RxPatrol gathers information on pharmacy crimes and alerts law enforcement officials to crimes in their areas.
"As more and more communities begin to experience these kinds of robberies and burglaries, NCPA is pleased to continue our Protect Your Pharmacy Now! partnership with Purdue's RxPatrol program to help our members prevent pharmacy crime," said Holly Henry, RPh, NCPA president.
RxPatrol has grown to more than 2,100 registered users. In addition, more than 3,500 drug-diversion investigators receive daily RxPatrol pharmacy crime alerts and about 1,200 law enforcement officials have used the database.
The video is available free of charge at http://www.rxpatrol.com/.