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Fraudulent use of DEA numbers, information relevant to all SFGH providers

Fraudulent use of DEA numbers, information relevant to all SFGH providers

We have received reports that SFGH DEA numbers are being used to fraudulently call in prescriptions for klonipin and xanax at Walgreens, Target, CVS, and Walmart.

This is very concerning because if a prescription is fraudulently filled under your name, the prescription is tracked by the state as having been prescribed by you.  The providers who have been most impacted work are the hospitalists and providers who work in the ED, PHP, and ACE unit.

The Pharmacy Department has been working with regional pharmacies, the DEA and the California State Board of Pharmacy to address this issue.  Last week someone was arrested at the Target on Market Street, but not all pharmacies have the capacity to initiate an arrest.

In order to facilitate the identification of fraudulent prescriptions, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM CALLING IN PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF JUNE.   We will keep you apprised of progress on this issue.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, and please forward this email to all your providers and pharmacist staff.

Alice Hm Chen, MD, MPH
Chief Integration Oficer, SFGH
email: achen@medsfgh.ucsf.edu
phone: 415-206-4049
Elena Tinloy, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy, SFGH
email: elena.tinloy@sfdph.org
phone: 415-206-6251
David Woods, Pharm.D.
Chief Pharmacy Officer
email: david.woods@sfdph.org
phone: 206-2332
2017-11-16T12:16:48+00:00 May 30th, 2013|