Prescription drug abuse has risen to historic high levels across the United States, and this includes the District of Columbia. With this rise come many methods of obtaining prescription drugs for abuse. Some of these drugs are obtained legally for a legitimate purpose, and then used in a manner inconsistent with the intended purpose. This method for abuse of prescription drugs is not something that can be easily controlled. The other method of obtaining prescription drugs for abuse is through diversion by theft or fraud, which can be controlled to some degree.
In an effort to track, monitor, and curtail prescription fraud, the District of Columbia Department of Health, Pharmaceutical Control Division (PCD) has developed a method for reporting lost, stolen, and fraudulent prescriptions. This method will provide a convenient way for licensed practitioners and pharmacies to notify PCD of those incidents of fraudulent prescriptions.
Click on the below links to access the documents needed to report a fraudulent prescription, check out the tips for safeguarding prescriptions, and find helpful resources.