Man steals pain medication from hospi...

Man steals pain medication from hospital pharmacy

There are 49 comments on the KUSA Denver story from Apr 3, 2007, titled Man steals pain medication from hospital pharmacy. In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

" Police are looking for a man they say robbed the Swedish Medical Center pharmacy at gunpoint, getting away with prescription painkillers.

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Jason Hertz

Broomfield, CO

#2 Apr 3, 2007
I want this medicine!!!!!!!!!!
RXx

Wheat Ridge, CO

#3 Apr 3, 2007
The guy seems small.Must not be Rush!
Ben

Monroe, LA

#6 Apr 4, 2007
Maybe the man is in pain and can't afford pain killers - or a doctor for that matter.
Ben

Monroe, LA

#7 Apr 4, 2007
Or maybe his mother, father, or wife is in pain and cannot afford medical attention.
Deb

Denver, CO

#8 Apr 4, 2007
That doesnt give him the right to point a gun in someones face and steel from them. There are clincs he or his family can go to get help. That is no excuse..Why does our sociey always have reasons to blame something or someone else for someones actions? This person has a brain and it needs to be screwed on tighter.

He is making money off of it as we speak...People who really need it cant have it because he is a dishonest person. This is what the world is coming to. Dishonesty, lack of trust and a bunch of punks who dont care who they hurt or how they do it. Pretty scary..
Dude

Boulder, CO

#9 Apr 4, 2007
Ben wrote:
Or maybe his mother, father, or wife is in pain and cannot afford medical attention.
You're just F'ing with us aren't you?
John

Nashville, TN

#10 Apr 4, 2007
Ben wrote:
Or maybe his mother, father, or wife is in pain and cannot afford medical attention.
Maybe all of the social programs that are used to provide illegals with free healthcare were unavailable to this AMERICAN! Sad, Yes!

Since: Mar 07

Pasadena, CA

#11 Apr 4, 2007
Dude wrote:
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You're just F'ing with us aren't you?
I'm not into excuses either but desperate times require desperate measures. He could have someone in his life who has terrible pain. Is there nothing that could make you commit a crime?
Deb

Denver, CO

#12 Apr 4, 2007
Who said he was an illegal? He is just a punk with nothing else to do but rob people..
Katie

Denver, CO

#13 Apr 4, 2007
If someone is in severe pain you go buy/steals some Hydrocodone or some oxycodone you do not STEAL fentanyl. What the hell is this guy thinking? This has to be an addiction situation not a sick family member situation. Fentanyl is an intravenous pain killer not a pill that you pop or a shot that you inject, it hangs in a bag and drips and drips and takes forever! My mother is a cancer nurse, she gives this to patients that are DYING on a daily basis this is not some drug to get your kicks off of. This man needs to be caught and put into a Rehab center ASAP, he needs real help and needs to get it really soon!
John

Nashville, TN

#14 Apr 4, 2007
Katie wrote:
If someone is in severe pain you go buy/steals some Hydrocodone or some oxycodone you do not STEAL fentanyl. What the hell is this guy thinking? This has to be an addiction situation not a sick family member situation. Fentanyl is an intravenous pain killer not a pill that you pop or a shot that you inject, it hangs in a bag and drips and drips and takes forever! My mother is a cancer nurse, she gives this to patients that are DYING on a daily basis this is not some drug to get your kicks off of. This man needs to be caught and put into a Rehab center ASAP, he needs real help and needs to get it really soon!
You can also get it as a transdermal patch.
Dude

Boulder, CO

#15 Apr 4, 2007
Nancy in Aurora wrote:
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I'm not into excuses either but desperate times require desperate measures. He could have someone in his life who has terrible pain. Is there nothing that could make you commit a crime?
Certainly there are other options aren't there?
Pawn the gun, go down to Civic Center Park and get some "help".

Well maybe a woman.;)
John

Nashville, TN

#16 Apr 4, 2007
Oh and it can be taken orally.

Since: Mar 07

Pasadena, CA

#17 Apr 4, 2007
Dude wrote:
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Certainly there are other options aren't there?
Pawn the gun, go down to Civic Center Park and get some "help".

Well maybe a woman.;)
good point about the gun... and that alternative is available for men, too. ;o)
Buttman Brown

AOL

#18 Apr 4, 2007
thomas wrote:
<quoted text>if something bad happens to you or your family just remmeber what you wished on that guy. addiction is a disease he was probably forced to do it.
FORCED to kill me? Are you dreaming? Addiction is no excuse to slam a gun in my face. How is this different from robbing a bank?

Anyone who's desperate for narcotics must be a moron to rob a pharmacy for fentanyl patches. It would be easier to knock off a 7-11 (sorry, that sucks) and score over at the park. I don't understand.
Buttman Brown

AOL

#19 Apr 4, 2007
John wrote:
Oh and it can be taken orally.
Not exactly. Oral transmucosal maybe, as in the Actiq(R) lozenge for pre-procedure sedation. I suppose you might be able to DRINK enough fentanyl to get off, if you could find enough and not chuck it up. There's not much demand for oral fentanyl. IV administration is the tits.(Although I have heard of people cutting up and smoking the patches, sometimes with fatal results, boo-hoo.)

Either way, the puke probably just heard about fentanyl somewhere. A PATCH, for Christ's sake?
Buttman Brown

AOL

#20 Apr 4, 2007
Anyway, robbing a pharmacy is a Federal offense, and the circumstances are irrelevant. Not my problem. As a hospital pharmacist, I'd like to think that I'm a caring professional and my job is to help people. There are friends, family (you know what I mean...), methadone clinics, NA, and a ton of other ways to deal with narcotic problems. Christ, as a healthcare professional I want to help people, and the thanks I get is a Glock in the face?
kristina lo

Denver, CO

#21 Apr 4, 2007
This is the reason why I hate the news!!!!! It's always bad NEWS :(

Since: Mar 07

Pasadena, CA

#22 Apr 4, 2007
Buttman Brown wrote:
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... Either way, the puke probably just heard about fentanyl somewhere. A PATCH, for Christ's sake?
Doesn't that make you wonder whether he already knew about the patches somehow (HOW did he know about the patches?)? He knew what he wanted and took only that. It just makes me wonder...
who cares

Denver, CO

#25 Apr 4, 2007
John wrote:
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Maybe all of the social programs that are used to provide illegals with free healthcare were unavailable to this AMERICAN! Sad, Yes!
I think your father abandoned you when you were younger (maybe he went back to MEXICO) that is why you think you should blame everything on illegals!!
AND remember MEXICANS are the main drug dealers, why couldn't he get his drugs there???

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