Prescription FraudCreated by:
I was participating in a free clinic yesterday when I got the chance to speak with a guy who hands out flyer, Raymond* (not his real name). During a casual conversation, he brought up the new age of prescription fraud. Digital fraud using a scanner and photoshop software is now being used to make fake prescriptions. Some people are now doing it in a nearby urban province. This is how it works: 1.) The perpetrators secure a prescription from a licensed doctor through consultation. All they need to get is the doctor's license and signature. 2.) They scan the prescription. 3.) Using a software, they airbrush the prescribed medicine and the erasure is not obvious since most prescription pads are white. 4.) They type and print new prescriptions that could imperil the physician without his knowledge. It is highly possible that someone in the medical field is involved because they get away with prescription writing easily. This is a new threat to the practice of doctors and allied healthcare professionals. I am thinking of using a different shade other than white for my prescription pad and a watermark for future practice. Does anyone have new ideas that could protect us from the dangers of prescription fraud?