Friday, May 24 2013 9:36 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:36:11 GMT
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says state residents who bought E-books published by Penguin Group would receive $1.15 million in refunds as part of a multistate investigation into price-fixing andMore >>
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says state residents who bought E-books published by Penguin Group would receive $1.15 million in refunds as part of a multistate investigation into price-fixing and collusion.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:25:25 GMT
Two people are in custody after an incident where an IMPD officer fired his duty weapon. Police say officers were investigating an incident in the 3200 block of Boulevard Place when a suspect failed toMore >>
Two people are in custody after an incident where an IMPD officer fired his duty weapon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:04 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:04:37 GMT
The Indiana Pacers are trying to even the Eastern Conference finals in Miami. Indiana has opened up a 12-point lead late in the first quarter. Roy Hibbert leads the Pacers with eight points. LeBron JamesMore >>
The Indiana Pacers are trying to even the Eastern Conference finals in Miami.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:55 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:55:55 GMT
A Greenfield police officer is fighting to keep his vanity license plate. Rodney Vawter has owned the personalized Fraternal Order of Police license plate "0INK" for the past three years. A class actionMore >>
A Greenfield police officer is fighting to keep his vanity license plate after it was revoked by the BMV.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:44:52 GMT
Andretti Autosport has five cars in the top nine in Sunday's Indianapolis 500. Any of them could win the race. The team has already won three out of four INDYCAR races this season. One of the AndrettiMore >>
I'm picking Marco to finally add another win to the Andretti legacy at Indianapolis.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:32:12 GMT
One of our city's best-known landmarks could soon see some changes not just in the way it looks, but in the way it's used. Friday's Memorial Day service is one of many events that takes place on MonumentMore >>
One of our city's best-known landmarks could soon see some changes not just in the way it looks, but in the way it's used.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:15:26 GMT
Could it be year of the woman? It's as good a time as any for a woman to win the Indy 500. With four women in the field, this year ties the record for the most female drivers in the big race. The rumbleMore >>
Could it be year of the woman? It's as good a time as any for a woman to win the Indy 500.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:58:56 GMT
East side residents are questioning the safety of a crosswalk where a pedestrian was killed by an IMPD cruiser Thursday night. Richard Allen Moore died after he was struck by IMPD Ofc. Jason Rauch atMore >>
East side residents are questioning the safety of a crosswalk where a pedestrian was killed by an IMPD cruiser Thursday night.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:49 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:49:53 GMT
St. Vincent Health's restructuring announcement this week did not come as a surprise. The 22-hospital system currently employs more than 3,000 physicians and 16,000 other employees. St. Vincent CEO VincentMore >>
The St. Vincent announcement is really the latest installment by hospitals trying to deal with the uncertainty to come.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:30 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:30:44 GMT
Fans headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend will face increased security aimed at keeping them safe. The eyes are on the cars, the part and the people at IMS. This year, more than everMore >>
Fans headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend will face increased security aimed at keeping them safe.More >>
Pharmacy board director calls motions "bizarre" and "procedurally flawed."
Indianapolis - Two years after WTHR found local drug stores were violating patient privacy, some of those drug stores are trying to reach a settlement with the state.
State regulators say the settlement offers are unlike anything they've seen before.
"To be perfectly honest, it's kind of bizarre," said Marty Allain, director of the Indiana State Board of Pharmacy.
Allain is referring to settlement offers proposed by CVS and Low Cost Rx. Those pharmacies, along with Walgreens, are facing discipline by the pharmacy board for tossing out sensitive patient information in unsecured dumpsters.
The patient information was included on thousands of customer records and pill bottles WTHR retrieved from drug store dumpsters as part of a nationwide investigation that exposed the problem at pharmacies across the country.
Following WTHR's 2006 investigation, the pharmacy board filed formal complaints against 18 Indiana drug stores and their pharmacists for failing to protect customer privacy.
CVS and Low Cost Rx have now filed motions to settle the complaints. As part of their settlement proposals, the nine CVS and one Low Cost Rx pharmacies have offered to:
- place a newspaper ad in the Indianapolis Star telling customers that protecting customer privacy is important
- post the same information at the pharmacy counter inside each drug store
- explain detailed steps they've taken to improve customer privacy
- train all employees in proper procedures designed to protect customer privacy
- pay a $1,000 fine
CVS and Low Cost Rx are also asking the pharmacy board to dismiss all individual complaints against their pharmacists.
But the board may not be receptive to the drug stores' requests for settlement, and Allain says the proposed settlement motions are "procedurally flawed."
"I've never seen anything like it," he added.
Traditionally, pharmacies seeking a settlement with the state do so by reaching consensus with the attorney general's office, and attorneys representing the pharmacies and the office of the attorney general present a settlement proposal to the pharmacy board for approval. In these cases, there is no consensus.
Despite two meetings between the OAG and the attorney for CVS and Low Cost Rx, the sides have not yet reached an agreement. The drug stores have filed a settlement proposal anyway. By asking for the pharmacy board to approve a settlement that does not have the OAG's blessing, the drug stores are venturing into unchartered waters, and state officials do not seem to like it.
In a statement sent to WTHR, the attorney general's office wrote: "The OAG would be opposed to a settlement."
The Indiana State Board of Pharmacy usually relies on the recommendation of the OAG when reviewing settlement offers and issuing decisions.
Nevertheless, the settlement offers from CVS and Low Cost Rx will be presented to the pharmacy board on Monday. No one knows how the board is going to respond - especially because this is the first time the board has been asked to discipline drug stores for trashing their patients' privacy.
"It's up to [pharmacy] board members to review the motions," Allain said. "Ultimately, it's their decision."
Michael McMains, the attorney representing CVS and Low Cost Rx, did not return multiple phone calls from WTHR.
Friday, May 24 2013 11:46 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:46:25 GMT
A woman faces sentencing Friday for her part in the shooting death of a female basketball star. The shooting happened last July at Ben Davis Park on the city's west side. Witnesses say Vincennes UniversityMore >>
A woman faces sentencing Friday for her part in the shooting death of a female basketball star.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:19:14 GMT
Police are seeking criminal charges against two missing campers who were found on the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury. Bartholomew County sheriff's Maj. Todd Noblitt says the two men, ages 19More >>
Bartholomew County sheriff's Maj. Todd Noblitt says the two men, ages 19 and 20, were found Wednesday after a ground and air search for several hours by police officers and soldiers of the Atterbury grounds near Edinburgh.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:02 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:02:40 GMT
A pedestrian was seriously hurt after being struck by a police officer on the east side of Indianapolis. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of 42nd Street and EmersonMore >>
The family of Richard Allen Moore told Eyewitness News that he was killed in the accident.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:29:00 GMT
Authorities say a cat might have started a central Indiana house fire by knocking over a lamp. The fire happened Thursday in the town of Chesterfield just east of Anderson. Chesterfield deputy fire chiefMore >>
Authorities say a cat might have started a central Indiana house fire by knocking over a lamp.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:22 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:22:46 GMT
It will likely be months before a judge rules on whether a new trial should be granted to a man convicted of killing an Indiana University student who disappeared during a 2000 bike ride. A Morgan CountyMore >>
It will likely be months before a judge rules on whether a new trial should be granted to a man convicted of killing an Indiana University student who disappeared during a 2000 bike ride.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 4:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:20:10 GMT
One of Indiana's largest health systems says it's cutting an undisclosed number of jobs by June 30 because of increasing economic and competitive pressure on the health care industry. Indianapolis-basedMore >>
One of Indiana's largest health systems says it's cutting an undisclosed number of jobs by June 30 because of increasing economic and competitive pressure on the health care industry.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 3:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:37:35 GMT
An act of credit card fraud has been traced back to a downtown Indianapolis restaurant. Some workers upstairs love walking downstairs for a bite at Ike and Jonesy's downtown. But they say the bite isMore >>
The owner of Ike & Jonesy's downtown says he is working to find out how the credit and debit cards of several customers and employees could have been compromised.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:26 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:26:01 GMT
Officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway tell Eyewitness News that 35 runners from the Midwest who did not complete the Boston Marathon because of the tragedy there will be finishing that race atMore >>
The Speedway invited runners to cross the finish line on race day morning before the start of the race. They will be running from Turn Four across the historic Yard of Bricks.More >>