Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
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7/8/11  5:40 pm
Commenter: Annette Basler Reichenbaugh, Reston Hospital Center

Auditing automated dispensing cabinets

Please revise regulation to allow for some kind of automated program to be used (RX Auditor, etc) to be used as the first level of review to detect diversion.  Once we receive the Rx Auditor we would then follow up on the activity of employees found to be 3 or 4 or 5 standard deviations above the rest of smiliar employees.  We have been auditing acudoses for years and found little diversion in this fashion.  Once we started with RX Auditor we found and terminated 4 employees for diversion (and yes reported them to the Board!).  Auditing individual cabinets monthly is very labor intensive.  I feel we get more bang for the buck with Rx Auditor.



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