IN: Pharmacy pays fine for jeopardizing patient information

A local drug store has agreed to punishment for jeopardizing the private information of its customers.

13 Investigates found the problem in a dumpster loaded with patient records three years ago at Low Cost Pharmacy on the south side. Monday, the owner of the small drug store chain reached a settlement with the state pharmacy board.

The settlement requires additional training for all pharmacy staff to better protect customer privacy. Low Cost Pharmacy will receive a letter of reprimand from the Pharmacy Board and will pay a $250 fine to settle state charges that it improperly disposed of private patient information.

Read more on WTHR, whose investigation into pharmacies dumping records led to the case cited above.

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