June 23, 2015   | Posted in: College News

Regulators’ investigation into prescription fraud identifies 150 health professionals

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and the College of Pharmacists of BC have each concluded separate investigations of prescription fraud in the Lower Mainland.

The investigations began in 2013 after both colleges became aware of allegations from a member of the public that she, and a relative with the same surname, had been the victims of an individual using their identities to obtain and fill multiple prescriptions for various narcotics. These allegations drew serious concern as the impersonator managed to obtain more than 250 prescriptions from multiple physicians and then filled those prescriptions at 34 different pharmacies from January 2007 to January 2013.

The full media release is available here.