Walgreens’ one-page checklist must be used by its pharmacy staff each time a customer presents a prescription for a powerful narcotic. Oxycodone, Methadone, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Morphine, Fentanyl and Opana are included on the list of Walgreens’ “target drugs” because they are all highly-addictive controlled substances that government regulators have placed in a high-risk category for prescription drug abuse.
According to the GFD checklist: a pharmacist is required to complete four mandatory steps before filling a prescription for one of the GFD Policy target drugs:
- Check Walgreens’ national Itercom Plus computer system to confirm the prescription has not been previously denied by another Walgreens pharmacy
- Review a customer’s personal prescription drug history maintained by a state Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). In Indiana, the state tracks all residents’ opiod prescriptions using an online PDMP system called INSPECT.