(PEMBROKE, ON) – The Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating after two separate complaints of attempted prescription fraud at local pharmacies. On January 25, 2021 an unknown person(s) faxed fraudulent prescription orders to pharmacies in Pembroke and Petawawa. The prescriptions were not filled and an investigation is underway to determine the source of the false prescription orders. 

The OPP is reminding those who sell and dispense prescription medication that when there is any question regarding the validity of the prescription, take the time to conduct due diligence and verify the authenticity of the prescription directly with the prescriber as soon as possible. A systematic approach to screening prescriptions, by checking that the strength, dosage, dose regimen, and quantity are reasonable in light of the information gathered, is encouraged. 

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