Vet Clinics and Animal Hospitals Are Vulnerable To Narcotics Theft – Special Report, MedixSafe
Recent arrests prove many veterinary clinics and hospitals are not taking appropriate action to prevent or deter these thefts.
(PRWEB) September 30, 2012
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Sep 20, 2012, Veterinary News reported a Veterinary technician charged in Fentanyl theft at Iowa State. After approximately 19,000 micrograms of Fentanyl were missing and unaccounted for at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Center officials called university police. Officials suspected veterinary tech, according to a release from the Iowa State University Police. the tech had access to the pain medication, a schedule II substance, as part of her regular duties. Records indicated that the tech removed the drug but did not properly account for its use.
A search warrant executed at the tech’s residence revealed syringes, rubber tubing and fentanyl vials. The suspect was charged Sept. 14 with prohibited acts, a class “C” felony. The tech turned herself in to the Story County Jail. A class “C” felony is punishable by confinement of not more than 10 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000. The tech admitted to ISU Police officers that she had been taking Fentanyl from the college since December 2011. Source: veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Veterinary+news/Veterinary-technician-charged-in-fentanyl-theft-at/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/789697?contextCategoryId=378
Jul 31, 2012, Oklahoma News on 6 reported a Woman Accused Of Stealing Over $50,000 Worth Of Drugs From Vet Clinic.
CATOOSA, Oklahoma – Authorities are trying to track down a Rogers County woman wanted for stealing more than $50,000 worth of painkillers. Investigators said the woman took the prescription medications from the veterinary clinic where she worked.
She’s on the run and faces 59 drug charges. The chief investigator for the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, Dale Fullerton, said the suspect used stole 11,000 pills and 2 1/2 gallons of Hydrocodone syrup. An arrest warrant has been issued but investigators believe the drugs are long gone. Source: newson6.com/story/19151992/woman-accused-of-stealing-over-50000-worth-of-drugs-from-catoosa-vet-clinic
Multi-credential requirements are essential to maintain a safe environment for narcotics. One of the best ways to control narcotics is thru Authenticated Access. Authenticated access is accomplished by using a card; a biometric finger print reader and/or an eye scan reader plus the use of a PIN. A PIN number can be entered in by anyone but a card is in a person´s possession and access to this card is much harder to acquire than getting their PIN number. A fingerprint plus a card or a PIN is the best method for authenticating access to a narcotics cabinet, locker, or safe.
Triple Authenticated Electronic Access with Event History is ideal for higher security and authentication of user access, three different credentials can be required before access is allowed. A combination (in any order) of a fingerprint, PIN, and a card presented to the reader before access is allowed.
Selecting a method of controlling narcotics is an important decision. Achieving the desired results of authenticating and documenting access is the keystone in the decision making process“¦ (cont.)
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