Trust but verify
Don’t risk your DEA license. The three keys to preventing employee theft of controlled drugs are evaluate, investigate and reiterate.
Let’s start with a simple fact: Employees can and will steal from your drug inventory if given the opportunity. A Drug Diversion Digest report tracking the diversion of controlled substances over a six-month period — read it at http://bit.ly/2NoOWvR — found that 71% of incidents involved an employee. Sadly, this often includes people you consider […]
Think outside ‘the box’
Is your veterinary practice in DEA compliance? Don’t confuse your automatic drug-dispensing machine for a complete solution.
Here’s a question often posed by veterinarians and clinic managers: “I have a box that automatically dispenses our drugs. Doesn’t that make my practice compliant?” The short answer is no. Just because you invested — and it’s a significant investment — in fancy automated dispensing machine (ADM) technology doesn’t mean all your compliance issues are […]
Dirty little secrets
Don’t assume your practice is immune to employee drug diversion. Failure to conduct background checks and take other preventive steps can invite a visit from authorities.
All individuals at some point are confronted with the Eighth Commandment: Thou shall not steal. According to the FBI, employee theft, or “shrinkage,” is the fastest-growing crime in the United States and is more prominent than identity theft, cyber fraud, credit card theft and internet scams. Research shows that 75 percent of employees have engaged […]