Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter filed complaints August 31st with the Indiana Pharmacy Board against 14 Indianapolis-area pharmacies and 14 individual pharmacists for failing to protect sensitive patient medical information. The complaints claim that the pharmacies threw documents with personal information into unsecured dumpsters. The documents included Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare details.
The actions of these pharmacies also represent a violation of HIPAA laws.
A shredding service would have saved these pharmacies a great deal of bad press and any impending fines.