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.