I realized I may have accidentally filled fake Rx after talking to customer at checkout, now what?

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  1. Box Kitty

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    Could I get into trouble for reporting the issue???? I am afraid that I will get into trouble for self reporting on an Rx that I dispensed if it turns out to be fake.

    Sometimes, it is the customer interaction that can give them away. I did not realize until after the fact.

    So would I get into trouble for reporting (after having someone call the doctor's office to confirm it is fake, obviously!)? I feel like it is the right thing to do, especially for the doctor who has had their Rx pad and DEA number stolen
     
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  2. Rouelle

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    I think it’s going to be hard for anyone to comment intelligently without more details.
     
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  3. ValeRx

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    If you did your due diligence at the time and filled in good faith, you're fine. It's only if you knowingly filled an illegal prescription that you should be worried.
     
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  4. Luol Deng Fan

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    Don't worry about it. I had a similar thing happen when I was a tech. A patient brought a fake script but if course there is no way for the pharmacist to tell. A cop came by and had us try to identify the individual from a line up. That's all.
     

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