"Pharmacy Safety and Security" video premieres at NCPA convention

October 18, 2011

Purdue Pharma and the NCPA premiered the third annual ?RxPATROL Pharmacy Safety and Security? video last week at NCPA?s annual convention in Nashville, Tenn.

Purdue Pharma and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) premiered the third annual “RxPATROL Pharmacy Safety and Security” video last week at NCPA’s Annual Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn.

The 2 groups created the video as a tool to help educate pharmacists and their staffers on pharmacy crime prevention as part of NCPA’s Protect Your Pharmacy Now! Initiative, which began in 2008, a company statement reported.

In the video (it appears below), Deborah Depore, a community pharmacist and NCPA member, and Rick Zenuch, Purdue’s director of law enforcement liaison and education, tour a pharmacy in Charleston, S.C., and discuss how to prevent pharmacy robbery.

“Pharmacy crime affects our customers, our staff, and our businesses,” said Robert Greenwood, RPh, NCPA president. “As communities across the country experience 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.”

RxPATROL focuses on tracking pharmacy crime. Using visual and other evidence gathered by the company, the web-based program issues alerts to pharmacies and law enforcement about crimes that have occurred in their area. More than 4,200 law enforcement officers have used the database, the statement reported.

“Purdue encourages pharmacists and pharmacy staff to register with RxPATROL,” Zenuch said. “The more pharmacists and law enforcement use the RxPATROL system, the more effective the system will be in helping combat pharmacy crime.”