Phar­ma­cist theft

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A COURT in Her­vey Bay, Qld has heard ev­i­dence of the theft of al­most $21,000 worth of drugs by a 44-year-old phar­ma­cist.

Ja­son Meiers pleaded guilty to theft of oxy­codone and dex­troam­phetamine, af­ter a probe ini­ti­ated by other staff who no­ticed S8 items had been or­dered from a whole­saler but not recorded in the con­trolled drug book.

Meiers has re­paid the amount owed in full and was given an 18 month sus­pended sen­tence, re­ports the &raser Coast Chron­i­cle. chas­ing doc­tors for scripts would be­come a thing of the past.

Rupke said rather than com­pet­ing with ex­ist­ing phar­macy soft­ware, ScalaMed acts as the medium to get the cor­rect in­for­ma­tion to phar­ma­cists at the right time so they can pro­vide high-qual­ity health­care to their cus­tomers.

“We are the rail­way tracks that move the pre­scrip­tion from the doc­tors to the consumer, and then from the consumer to the phar­macy of their choice.”

All of an in­di­vid­ual’s scripts are stored in the blockchain and ac­ces­si­ble via a sin­gle “dig­i­tal in­box” they can ac­cess via an app.

The doc­tor adds pre­scrip­tions to the in­box and pa­tients can for­ward them to phar­ma­cists who se­curely re­trieve the de­tails and dis­pense the pre­scrip­tion.

“For the first time phar­ma­cists will be able to see a com­plete pic­ture of an in­di­vid­ual’s med­i­ca­tion his­tory across providers and phar­ma­cies,” he said, with the tech­nol­ogy also pro­vid­ing ex­tra checks against fraud­u­lent scripts and doc­tor­shop­ping.

The ScalaMed tech­nol­ogy will be pi­loted in Aus­tralia start­ing from next month, with two NSW sites al­ready con­firmed & more to fol­low.

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