Pharmacist indicted on 227 drug counts | The Columbus Dispatch

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A Near East Side pharmacist was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on 227 counts that say he illegally filled prescriptions for painkillers and conspired to distribute the drugs.
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Da count is

Watseka, IL

#1 Sep 24, 2010
227?

It's easier to prosecute if ya round it off to 230.

"Do I hear 230?....230 once...twice...whoops..I have 235...they just found

more Meth in his undies..."

Speedy Sam the Auctioneer Man
Bear-a-Buck

Columbus, OH

#2 Sep 24, 2010
Da count is wrote:
227?
It's easier to prosecute if ya round it off to 230.
"Do I hear 230?....230 once...twice...whoops..I have 235...they just found
more Meth in his undies..."
Speedy Sam the Auctioneer Man
LOL!!! Agreed.... Why don't they just say, numerous counts???
ER Doctor

Columbus, OH

#3 Sep 24, 2010
About time to go after these docs, pharmacists, and patients. Next are the hospital and clinic administrators that demand docs write narcotics for every little pain that patients have in the name of customer service. America, pain is a normal thing. You do not always need narcotics for your pain.
Wondering

Columbus, OH

#4 Sep 24, 2010
Bear-a-Buck wrote:
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LOL!!! Agreed.... Why don't they just say, numerous counts???
Because if they did, there would be countless morons on here complaining about the poor coverage and information reported by the Dispatch.
Tha Shiznit

Columbus, OH

#5 Sep 24, 2010
ER Doctor wrote:
About time to go after these docs, pharmacists, and patients. Next are the hospital and clinic administrators that demand docs write narcotics for every little pain that patients have in the name of customer service. America, pain is a normal thing. You do not always need narcotics for your pain.
Agreed. People need to be more like John Wayne, not John Belushi.
Junie

Chillicothe, OH

#7 Sep 24, 2010
ER Doctor wrote:
About time to go after these docs, pharmacists, and patients. Next are the hospital and clinic administrators that demand docs write narcotics for every little pain that patients have in the name of customer service. America, pain is a normal thing. You do not always need narcotics for your pain.
I agree. I went to a new doctor a while back for my psorisis and all him and his staff kept grilling me on was "how much pain are you in" WTF!!! I kept telling them all I need is my psorisis medication. That I wasn't a pill head and that I wasn't in pain. They wanted to push pain pills on me. Geesh!!!
concerned mom

Westerville, OH

#8 Sep 24, 2010
ER Doctor wrote:
About time to go after these docs, pharmacists, and patients. Next are the hospital and clinic administrators that demand docs write narcotics for every little pain that patients have in the name of customer service. America, pain is a normal thing. You do not always need narcotics for your pain.
I agree completely! In the Hilltop, it is well known that there is a doctor on S. High St. that will write a prescription for anything you want for $100. My husband was also acting as an advocate for someone who was in the hospital and told the case worker not to issue a prescription for more than just a few vicodin because the patient would end of selling it. So what does she do...she gives the patient a script for 80 vicodin and the very next day they were all gone. He man (not my husband) went back to the hospital the next day and they gave him another prescription even though they said he could not have physically taken that many or he would be dead. They knew he sold them, had even been warned that he would, but still gave him another prescription. Of course this man is on public assistance so we are paying for ALL of this!!
Joe

Columbus, OH

#9 Sep 24, 2010
concerned mom wrote:
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My husband was also acting as an advocate for someone who was in the hospital and told the case worker not to issue a prescription for more than just a few vicodin because the patient would end of selling it. So what does she do...she gives the patient a script for 80 vicodin
Case workers don't write prescriptions
concerned mom

Westerville, OH

#10 Sep 24, 2010
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>Case workers don't write prescriptions
She approved it!!!!
Outraged

Columbus, OH

#11 Sep 24, 2010
Darn I bet my niece will be upset when she hears about this one.
Overpaid

New Albany, OH

#13 Sep 24, 2010
These Pharmacist make over $100,000 a year! They are the most overpaid people out there! They make more than some primary care Physicians. How hard is it to dispense and count pills.
cld

Dublin, OH

#14 Sep 24, 2010
there are plenty of crooked physicians and pharmacists that will continue to do this, they have been getting away with it for years. I worked at clinic back in the 80's back when the druggies drug of choice was tylenol #3 and soma's and the docs were happy to write the rx and the pharmacists always happy to fill it. so long as everything is paid for by whomever, welfare, cash, whatever.

they should have started cracking down on this years ago.

Its all GREED.

Since: Jun 10

Canal Winchester, OH

#15 Sep 24, 2010
The Feds had better have done their homework, or it can cost all of us.
The pharmacist? He may have made some money, but a lot of pharmacists are guilty of that.
Handle with care. Somebody might fight back to preserve their reputation.

Since: Jun 10

Canal Winchester, OH

#16 Sep 24, 2010
Overpaid wrote:
These Pharmacist make over $100,000 a year! They are the most overpaid people out there! They make more than some primary care Physicians. How hard is it to dispense and count pills.
Pharmacy techs and pharmacy assistants move the pills around.
Pharmacists know more about drugs and have more training than most Physicians.
rhinestone cowboy

Canton, OH

#17 Sep 24, 2010
When is the DEA going to bust the real drug dealers?
The multi millionairs/billionairs who own the planes
and airports that bring the stuff in to this country,
instead of the low and middle level traffickers.
The only reason anyone gets busted for selling drugs
is because they havn't givin the right people a cut in
the profits. So much corruption its a shame.
Money

New Albany, OH

#18 Sep 24, 2010
FreeloaderFred wrote:
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Pharmacy techs and pharmacy assistants move the pills around.
Pharmacists know more about drugs and have more training than most Physicians.
They still are overpaid! They should get paid $50,000 -$60,000.
Inquiring Minds

Columbus, OH

#19 Sep 24, 2010
concerned mom wrote:
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I agree completely! In the Hilltop, it is well known that there is a doctor on S. High St. that will write a prescription for anything you want for $100. My husband was also acting as an advocate for someone who was in the hospital and told the case worker not to issue a prescription for more than just a few vicodin because the patient would end of selling it. So what does she do...she gives the patient a script for 80 vicodin and the very next day they were all gone. He man (not my husband) went back to the hospital the next day and they gave him another prescription even though they said he could not have physically taken that many or he would be dead. They knew he sold them, had even been warned that he would, but still gave him another prescription. Of course this man is on public assistance so we are paying for ALL of this!!
Who's the doctor, Ive seen this on several boards.... Name the doctor. Unless you dont want to lose him as a script writer for you...LOL
Jess

Columbus, OH

#20 Sep 24, 2010
Money wrote:
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They still are overpaid! They should get paid $50,000 -$60,000.
They are required to have doctorate degrees. Many of them work 12 hours days without breaks; have insufficient help; have to waste their time worrying about whether the patient gets their Fuel Perks and Fuel Points for their prescription; conduct immunization clinics while filling their usual prescriptions at the same time; are pulled in 10 different directions at the same time by techs, doctors, insurance companies, telephone calls from people who want free medical advice, drive-thrus and patients who just waited 3 hours at the doctor's office but don't think they should have to wait 15 minutes for their prescription.

All of this while at the same time providing "customer service" for John Doe who can't find the toothpaste aisle and for Jane Deer who wants the pharmacy to special-order items for her that the store front desk won't bother with.
Mark

Newark, OH

#21 Sep 24, 2010
No victim, no crime. "Crimes against the state" was the excuse used in the former USSR. Taxpayers can't afford the bill for imprisoning all these people.

For relief: http://www.fija.org
Right on

United States

#22 Sep 24, 2010
You are right...when's the last time you heard of a big drug bust in New Albany or Dublin...you know there's tons of coke, Meth, heroin there as that's where the money is...but they won't bust the rich(see Paris Hilton)or the big suppliers (ala Capone & whiskey in the 20's). It's always the little schmuck...they can't pay the bribes like the big boys. We just have to stick to growing our own...toking the same...you appreciate it more when ya can smoke what ya grow.

Panama Red
rhinestone cowboy wrote:
When is the DEA going to bust the real drug dealers?
The multi millionairs/billionairs who own the planes
and airports that bring the stuff in to this country,
instead of the low and middle level traffickers.
The only reason anyone gets busted for selling drugs
is because they havn't givin the right people a cut in
the profits. So much corruption its a shame.

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