What’s RxPatrol®

About the Program

In an ongoing effort to combat the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs, Purdue Pharma L.P. has conceived, developed and funded an information clearinghouse for data related to pharmacy robberies, burglaries and theft that involve the loss of controlled substances. RxPATROL® (Pattern Analysis Tracking Robberies and Other Losses) is an initiative designed to collect, collate, analyze and disseminate pharmacy theft intelligence to law enforcement throughout the nation.

The RxPATROL® program is overseen by individuals with former law enforcement experience within Purdue Pharma's Corporate Security Department. This group works with law enforcement, the pharmacy community and security professionals to populate the database with detailed crime information utilizing a leading incident analysis software platform capable of analyzing data, identifying trends and incorporating streaming video and photos.

Theft-related data can also be uploaded directly to RxPATROL® by law enforcement and the pharmacy community on all incidents of pharmacy theft involving controlled substances. RxPATROL® will in turn analyze the information and provide it to the respective law enforcement agencies for action as they deem appropriate.

In addition to the intelligence value of the program, RxPATROL®, in cooperation with local Crime Stoppers programs, offers rewards of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect(s) in a pharmacy burglary or robbery, where the motive is the theft of scheduled prescription medication.


Meet the RxPATROL® Team

Luis Bauza, Program Director
Retired Lieutenant, NYPD

Adrienne Baker
Former Principal Agent, Georgia State Medical Board

Ed Cartwright
Retired Supervisory Narcotics Agent, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General

Bill Van Hoose
Former Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF)

Shane Tiernan
Former Deputy Director, Utah Insurance Fraud Division

Elizabeth Tichenor
Corporate Security Associate