Mission Statement The mission of the Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy is to promote and protect the health and safety of the public by regulating the practice of pharmacy.
Healthcare Distribution Alliance Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition Fraud Alert
The Board's September 2022 newsletter had an article on the Healthcare Distribution Alliance Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition's fraud alert that outlines some new methodologies that are being used to divert both small and large drug shipments. These schemes may involve the impersonation of regulatory personnel, including individuals from state boards of pharmacy and departments of health. They may also involve the impersonation of pharmacy or distributor staff.
Last week a pharmacy in Casper reported being contacted by a scammer posing as the Wyoming Board of Pharmacy, who tried to obtain their wholesale distributor account number. In 2022, a pharmacy in Rock Springs, WY, reported being contacted by a scammer posing as their distributor, who said that they had shipped product to the pharmacy in error and requested that the shipment be returned.
More information is available from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®. If you experience an attempt at this type of scam, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that it can be shared with law enforcement.
ALERT Fraudulent Prescription SCAM
The Board has received alerts from pharmacies that an individual or group of individuals are calling in prescriptions for Azithromycin, Ibuprofen, and Promethazine with Codeine. Most of the calls have allegedly come from practitioners in Washington. In some instances, they are asking for particular manufacturers of Promethazine with Codeine, attempting to call multiple sets of prescriptions in at one time, and have requested the pharmacy to ship into another state. The Board urges pharmacists to be cautious and to utilize their professional judgment when exercising their corresponding responsibility and to carefully evaluate such prescriptions for validity before dispensing.
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