People working in a veterinary practice may have access to controlled substances. Certain findings ("red flags") may help to identify controlled drug theft in the practice.

Findings that may indicate that someone in a veterinary practice may be taking a controlled substance:

(1) pages missing from the controlled substance manifest

(2) missing bottles of controlled substances, especially if a recurring problem

(3) someone wants to log in certain pharmaceutical deliveries AND it is not that person's expected responsibility

(4) refusal to maintain a proper controlled substance log

(5) prescription pads are missing

(6) associate or partner with a veterinary distributor account which shows a delivery address other than that of the veterinary practice


Additional findings:

(1) associate or partner asks clients to return unused controlled substances

(2) worker in the practice showing signs of drug misuse

(3) resistance to participation in a state's prescription drug monitoring program

To read more or access our algorithms and calculators, please log in or register.