Arizona Pharmacy Begins Fingerprinting for Prescriptions


Sonu Munshi
The Arizona Republic
December 21, 2010

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Peoria could become the first Arizona city to require fingerprinting at pharmacies when picking up prescriptions for commonly abused drugs in an effort to curb an escalating number of fraud cases.

Peoria law-enforcement officials this month proposed an ordinance that would require anyone filling prescriptions for drugs such as OxyContin and Percocet to show ID and be fingerprinted at the pharmacy counter, including anyone picking up a prescription for a family member or friend.

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Peoria City Attorney Steve Kemp said the proposal could provide better evidence to prosecute cases.

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