Can prescriptions be forged?

Can prescriptions be forged?

Under each state and territory’s legislation, it is a criminal offence to forge a prescription, fraudulently alter a prescription, make false representations to obtain a prescription or present a known forged or altered prescription to obtain a drug.

What is the charge for forging a prescription?

Prescription drug fraud can be considered a 3rd or 4th degree felony. A 3rd degree felony can be punished by three to five years in prison, and a 4th degree felony can be punished by up to 18 months in prison. Fines can be up to $30,000.

Is the pharmacist responsible for Forged Prescriptions?

The dispensing pharmacist must maintain constant vigilance against forged or altered prescriptions. The law holds the pharmacist responsible for knowingly dispensing a prescription that was not issued in the usual course of professional treatment.

Who is 49 year old woman charged with forging prescriptions?

A 49-year-old woman is facing charges in connection with forging prescriptions for fentanyl patches. Police say Lise Blanchette was employed at a pharmacy in Sudbury. The investigation began after a co-worker took concerns to police in May 2018. 3,400 fentanyl patches of various strengths.

Who is the 49 year old pharmacy employee?

A 49-year-old pharmacy employee is facing charges in connection with forging prescriptions for fentanyl patches with a street value of $1.5 million. Police charge pharmacy employee with fraud, forgery, possession for the purpose of trafficking and identity theft. (Jan Lakes/CBC)

Who is responsible for dispensing a fraudulent prescription?

The law holds the pharmacist responsible for knowingly dispensing a prescription that was not issued in the usual course of professional treatment. This guide will help you meet these responsibilities. Pharmacists should be aware of the various kinds of fraudulent prescriptions which may be presented for dispensing.

The dispensing pharmacist must maintain constant vigilance against forged or altered prescriptions. The law holds the pharmacist responsible for knowingly dispensing a prescription that was not issued in the usual course of professional treatment.

A 49-year-old woman is facing charges in connection with forging prescriptions for fentanyl patches. Police say Lise Blanchette was employed at a pharmacy in Sudbury. The investigation began after a co-worker took concerns to police in May 2018. 3,400 fentanyl patches of various strengths.

A 49-year-old pharmacy employee is facing charges in connection with forging prescriptions for fentanyl patches with a street value of $1.5 million. Police charge pharmacy employee with fraud, forgery, possession for the purpose of trafficking and identity theft. (Jan Lakes/CBC)

How can I tell if a prescription is forgery?

Changes in font type or size or other inconsistencies in formatting (margins, spacing, etc.) Pharmacists must ensure the authenticity of prescriptions and contact the prescriber for verification when its validity is in doubt. If you identify an altered prescription, inform the prescriber whose name appears on the prescription.