Prescription Privacy: By The Numbers

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This graph shows the results of 13 Investigates' research into the problem of pharmacies throwing out sensitive patient information in unsecured dumpsters.

Prescription Privacy: The Numbers

296 Total dumpsters inspected
2,394 Pieces of information found with identifying information about customers and their health
9Pharmacy employees who told us to leave the property
416Pills found in dumpsters
5 Times CVS denied WTHR's requests for an on-camera interview
$108 billionTotal combined sales for Walgreens, CVS and RiteAid last year based on 12-month sales figures
69 % Walgreens dumpsters checked that were locked or inaccessible to the public
0.65Unlocked Walgreens dumpsters in which we found personal information
4Police officers who stopped to ask why we were inspecting dumpsters
13846Miles traveled by ground and air to inspect dumpsters
30 Consumer complaints now filed against pharmacies by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy
344 (and counting)Viewer phone calls and e-mails responding to WTHR's prescription privacy investigation