3 pharmacists cited after attempting to access Prince's prescription data days after death

Three Indiana pharmacists were issued reprimand letters by state regulators after investigators with the state attorney general's office found they had separately tried to access music star Prince's medical records shortly after his death, reports STAT.

Prince died of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl April 21, 2016. Officials found the pharmacists entered Prince's legal name and birthdate into the state's online INSPECT database, which providers and pharmacists use to check controlled substance prescription histories, within nine days of his death despite never having treated the musician, who lived in a Minneapolis suburb.

The Indiana Board of Pharmacy issued a final order Oct. 12 for Indianapolis-based pharmacist Katrina A. Kalb for attempting to access Prince's confidential information one day after his death. She was not fined, but was ordered to complete 12 hours of ethics education and 12 hours of community service.

Selma, Ind.-based pharmacist Kimberly M. Henson, who tried to view the musician's medical records twice, was fined $1,000 and ordered to complete 12 hours of ethics education Sept. 15. Michael Eltzroth, a Crown Point, Ind.-based pharmacist who attempted to access Prince's data once, was issued the same punishment as Ms. Henson Aug. 8.

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