AU: Pharmacy sorry after records found at recycling centre

Sam Bidey reports:

A Jamison pharmacy has apologised for accidentally dumping hundreds of private medical records, including cancelled and out-of-date prescriptions, at a recycling depot earlier this week.

A Territory and Municipal Services officer was sent to the Belconnen Resource Management Centre on Monday night following a report that prescription medication had been found at the site.

The TAMS officer who inspected the centre’s recycling cage did not find any medication but discovered a box of medical records containing hundreds of private details.


The documents from the Amcal Pharmacy in Jamison were incorrectly disposed of, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia said.


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