Department of Correctional Services

Oversight of Statewide Pharmacy Operations (Follow-Up Review)

Some State prisons provide inmates with over- the-counter and prescription medications. Our prior audit report 92-S-82 concluded that, because of poor controls over costs and inventories, these pharmacy operations could be subject to significant waste and abuse. Our follow-up review found that action had been taken to implement some of the recommendations included in the prior report. For example, officials had begun to develop the systems needed for monitoring drug use. However, additional action was needed if the recommendations were to be fully implemented. 95-F-29