Claims San Diego pharmacy waited months to notify all patients about serious security breach

Jennifer Kastner reports:

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in pills were reportedly stolen from a pharmacy in a San Marcos strip mall. Along with the drugs, personal information was taken. Yet it took more than two months for some pharmacy customers to find out their data was in the hands of criminals.

In two 10News exclusive interviews, investigative reporter Jennifer Kastner spoke to an outraged patient and the apologetic pharmacy owner.

“I feel very vulnerable,” says San Diego’s Fonda Torres. “What’s done is done and I’ll find out in the long run,” she adds.

Torres was one of around 3,000 patients who received a letter in May from Quality Care Pharmacy in San Marcos. The letter notifies patients that burglars broke into the facility in March. They reportedly stole drugs and computer with personal information of patients.

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I do not see that incident up on HHS’s public breach tool as of today, but I noticed that they are still adding incidents reported to them in May so it may show up yet.

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