Pharmacist indicted on 227 drug count...

Pharmacist indicted on 227 drug counts | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 66 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Sep 24, 2010, titled Pharmacist indicted on 227 drug counts | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

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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Whatever

Grove City, OH

#64 Sep 30, 2010
Tech wrote:
<quoted text>And pharmacists don't?!?
Thanks for your comments. I think many people are delusional when they believe that pharmacists sit around and just count pills. They have to deal with the ignorant public, nasty doctors, clueless insurance companies, and drugies that will berate them at every chance for not giving them their fix. Not to mention criminals trying to pass fake prescriptions. It is NOT an easy job. All the while they are expected to try and catch doctor's mistakes in order to protect their customers. It's a job a certainly would never want. I'm happy sitting behind my desk and typing on my computer.

People are quick to bitch about a hard working pharmacist making $100k a year. Yet they seemingly have no problem with paying for tickets to sporting events in which the athletes are making millions for playing a game. How about newscasters, doctors, lawyers, school administrators, and on and on? Evidently everyone else who makes more than $100k is worthy of it... But a pharmacist? Nah, all they do is "count pills". Sheesh! The ignorance that is constantly on display out here is hard to stomache sometimes.
Helllooooo

Columbus, OH

#65 Oct 1, 2010
Whatever wrote:
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Thanks for your comments. I think many people are delusional when they believe that pharmacists sit around and just count pills. They have to deal with the ignorant public, nasty doctors, clueless insurance companies, and drugies that will berate them at every chance for not giving them their fix. Not to mention criminals trying to pass fake prescriptions. It is NOT an easy job. All the while they are expected to try and catch doctor's mistakes in order to protect their customers. It's a job a certainly would never want. I'm happy sitting behind my desk and typing on my computer.
People are quick to **** about a hard working pharmacist making $100k a year. Yet they seemingly have no problem with paying for tickets to sporting events in which the athletes are making millions for playing a game. How about newscasters, doctors, lawyers, school administrators, and on and on? Evidently everyone else who makes more than $100k is worthy of it... But a pharmacist? Nah, all they do is "count pills". Sheesh! The ignorance that is constantly on display out here is hard to stomache sometimes.
I was handed a prescription one time that had the correct last name, but the wrong first name. Took it home, opened it, and those weren't my pills. If I hadn't been paying attention and went ahead and taken it the way the doc said, doc said I probably would have had a heart attack.

People do make mistakes. But hopefully the education that pharmacists are required to have, weeds out the lazy and uninterested ones. Now that I have a chronic issue, and spend lots of time at the pharmacy just waiting, you couldn't pay me money, or anything else, to do THAT job.

Pharmacists are the punching bag between doc and patient. And for the most part, they still try to help. Figure that one out.
Informed Source

United States

#66 Oct 1, 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!!
You are Nutty as a Squirrel Turd!!
ummmm

Columbus, OH

#67 Oct 1, 2010
NOT BUYING IT wrote:
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They do NOT have doctorate degrees! They have the Pharm D degree! Some Pharm D schools don't even require students to have bachelors degrees. THEY STILL ARE OVERPAID! It's those primary care Physicians who should get paid well since there will be a shortage in the future.
Do you know the difference between a PHARMACIST and Pharmacy TECHNICIAN?
Do U Have Knowledge

Southfield, MI

#68 Oct 1, 2010
ummmm wrote:
<quoted text> Do you know the difference between a PHARMACIST and Pharmacy TECHNICIAN?
Pharmacy technicians do NOT go to Pharm D school. Pharmacists DO go to Pharm D school. Not ALL Pharm D schools require their students to have a bachelors degree. OSU requires their students to have bachelors degrees before their enter Pharm D school. However many Pharm D schools in California don't require their students to have a bachelors degree when they enter Pharm D school. A word of advice, before you post some ignorant comment do some research! Geez(shake head, roll eyes)
fbrmycmpd

Dayton, OH

#69 Oct 19, 2010
Tha Shiznit wrote:
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Agreed. People need to be more like John Wayne, not John Belushi.
You should feel blessed that you do not suffer from chronic pain. Nobody and I mean nobody that has to take pain killers want to take them. They have to or they will go out of their mind or kill themselves. I have no doubt that there are corrupt physicians and pharmacists, but they are few and far between. How would a physician benefit from giving you pain killers if you don't need them? I have suffered from chronic pain off and on and the prejudice and discrimination is awful. I should not have to be put through the crap I do because I need pain killers. That does not make me a bad person or even weak. I ran the Columbus marathon in 96 and gave birth naturally, I am no wimp. yet people like you make it difficult for me to get the medication that I need just to have a pinch of quality of life. I bet your mind would change if you got hit by a Mack truck. It's so easy to sit back and judge a situation that you have never been in. You should feel blessed and have some compassion for those who truly suffer on a daily basis. If you make fun of them or complain it makes you think it would or could not ever happen to you, but it could.

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