What do you normally think when you hear about a pharmacy theft? If you are like me, you probably assume it was pain medications. In many cases that is absolutely right; they make up a large percentage of prescription theft cases. However, if you are taking a look at incorporating RX Caps into your business, you definitely want to open your eyes to the other possibilities and reasons drug theft could be occurring.
Self medication is one unfortunate reason internal theft happens in pharmacies. There are so many random maladies and afflictions that can affect your employees’ daily lives that pain relievers cannot be the sole focus category for adding protection. Factoring in full time and part time, insurance coverage, and even drug costs, employees can come up with many justifications for stealing drugs from the pharmacy they work in. By adding RX Caps to your inventory stock bottles on the shelves, you can deter these thefts from ever happening.
In many surveys, a large percentage of pharmacists and technicians have admitted to just taking a few pills here and there. You may have an employee with a chronic illness or just a one time annoying cold. They may not want to take time off of work, or they may not have any more days available. The easier thing to do in some of their minds may be to simply take a few pills out of the bottles from the pharmacy inventory. Or they may just skim a few out of a patient’s bottle, figuring they will not miss one or two.
There are liquid pain relievers and strong cough medicines they could just take a drink or two directly from the bottle. From skin disorders to chronic pain, prescription medications can be expensive, or the employee may not take the time to go to their doctor to get one written in the first place. An employee that has their mind made up to commit drug theft will not stop until they are caught. There is also the possibility of an employee that is a caregiver for a family member. With all the new medications coming on the market for diseases such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and many cancers, the stress and costs of caring for a loved one can be that final push an otherwise honest employee needs to start stealing from the pharmacy.
RX Caps will stop them in their tracks before it ever happens, and they do not discriminate against any specific type of pills. From strong pain relievers to simple allergy medications, RX Caps will protect them all, and help you secure your valuable inventory.They are attached to the lids of almost any size bottle, so it is locked shut until an authorized person opens it with the specific magnet key. The bottles will self alarm if a technician attempts to tamper with the RX Cap, and they will also sound an alarm if they are removed from a specific perimeter around the pharmacy. They are the necessary deterrence any drug dispensary needs to keep everyone working there walking the straight and narrow line of honesty.
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