Mt. SInai pharmacist charged

Mt. SInai pharmacist charged

There are 53 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 24, 2008, titled Mt. SInai pharmacist charged. In it, Newsday reports that:

The supervising pharmacist at a King Kullen supermarket in Mount Sinai was arrested by federal agents Thursday and charged with illegally dispensing tens of thousands of Vicodin pills, some to underage ...

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Theresa

AOL

#25 Jan 24, 2008
Nice to see how JUDGMENTAL some of you people are. THOSE that made comments regarding $$$ in reality it has NOTHING to do with it.(Though with the 6 long years of a college education we EARN EVERY PENNY) As one of America's most trusted professionals, the public expects pharmacists to respect the proper use of the medicines that they dispense to their patients. Just as in their patients, though, alcohol and other drug abuse and dependence are affecting the lives of a number of pharmacists. WE ARE NOT ALL PERFECT. Drug abuse by pharmacists impacts not only their OWN lives but the lives and health of their patients. There are effective training programs to help colleagues and employers to recognise the signs of abuse, and encourages them to intervene as early as possible. There are good pharmacists out here who literally care for the well being of their patients and hold the utmost respect for the companies we work for. We just need to show support for those that may be a little weaker then the rest.
king chong

Brooklyn, NY

#26 Jan 24, 2008
Joey wrote:
So old Shellshock has Ben Gullo as an Attny. Ben will deal him free, he's Nassau's best.
too bad mt. sinai is in suffolk.
A reader

United States

#27 Jan 25, 2008
Either this guy is a complete idiot, no doubt completely under the influence of narcotics, or he has been perfectly framed with no stone left unturned.
I can't figure out which it is.
Peter

Lebanon, NH

#30 Jan 25, 2008
Did he get his own children addicted too? This guy is a danger to society and should be incarcerated.
Peter

Lebanon, NH

#29 Jan 25, 2008
Did he get his own children addicted to? This guy is a danger to the community and should be incarcerated.
Get a Life

Cold Spring, NY

#31 Jan 25, 2008
Theresa wrote:
Nice to see how JUDGMENTAL some of you people are. THOSE that made comments regarding $$$ in reality it has NOTHING to do with it.(Though with the 6 long years of a college education we EARN EVERY PENNY) As one of America's most trusted professionals, the public expects pharmacists to respect the proper use of the medicines that they dispense to their patients. Just as in their patients, though, alcohol and other drug abuse and dependence are affecting the lives of a number of pharmacists. WE ARE NOT ALL PERFECT. Drug abuse by pharmacists impacts not only their OWN lives but the lives and health of their patients. There are effective training programs to help colleagues and employers to recognise the signs of abuse, and encourages them to intervene as early as possible. There are good pharmacists out here who literally care for the well being of their patients and hold the utmost respect for the companies we work for. We just need to show support for those that may be a little weaker then the rest.
Nobody said all pharmacists are bad. Don't worry, all Americans are proud of the dedication and sacrifice of our pharmacists in general. But, you're talking 47,465 pills not about someone who sold dope to pay for their habit. Obviously he didn't have to pay for his own. Relax before you need the prescription.
Rush Limbaugh

Shoreham, NY

#32 Jan 25, 2008
Selling hillbilly heroin to kids is so wrong. I hope this guy loses his job at King Kullen!
unidentified

Oyster Bay, NY

#33 Jan 25, 2008
mr shellock is a great parent, his kids dont deserve to be put through this, and his oldest kid isnt seven, hes 10
GMA

AOL

#34 Jan 25, 2008
Did you read the story it said he was adding refills to existing scripts ,logging scripts as call ins from Drs.its more then he put them in his pocket & walked out the door he was covering his tracks & doing it well ... aside from the fact that the Feds contacted King Kullen & KK was co operating with them for the success of the investigation ...
Theresa

Hampton Bays, NY

#35 Jan 25, 2008
Get a Life wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody said all pharmacists are bad. Don't worry, all Americans are proud of the dedication and sacrifice of our pharmacists in general. But, you're talking 47,465 pills not about someone who sold dope to pay y for their habit. Obviously he didn't have to pay for his own. Relax before you need the prescription.
...Your comment right here is the ignorance I was speaking of. I am by no means condoning his behavior. He should most definately be held accountable for his actions. Apparently you have not read the previous negetive comments made from others. We have no idea what the truth really is. If he does have a substance abuse issue of any kind, he needs professional help and compassion for his wife and family. Your comment about me needing the RX was quite humourous and shows exactly where your level of intelligence really is.
upset mom

Bronx, NY

#36 Jan 25, 2008
i really hope this turns out to be untrue...i am sick to think that my neighborhood pharmacist, who was always very nice and helpful, could have been high while filling my family's prescriptions (my little girl!) that's sooooo scary. just a sad statement about our society. i am truly disappointed if it's true.
unknown

Huntington Station, NY

#37 Jan 25, 2008
Unkown and Theresa said it best...His family doesn't deserve to be treated like this. His wife and kids deserve a little privacy and consideration. Has anyone thought of what these kids are going to be faced with over the next few years???? Their lives as they know it are over and they are the innocent ones in all this.
FEEL FOR THE CHILDREN

Bayonne, NJ

#38 Jan 26, 2008
INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY - Give his family some space and understanding. They are the innocent victims in all this. He needs to get some help so they can all get through this.
Disgusted in the Ronk

Suffern, NY

#39 Jan 26, 2008
This man doesn't need rehab he needs to serve hard time. The only thing that separates him from some low-life crack dealer is his white coat. He abused his access to controlled substances and scammed insurance companies to pay for the pills he was selling for his own profit. As a parent on Long Island I feel King Kullen should also be held accountable for employing this degenerate. The fact that he was visibly intoxicated while working is an outrage. Where was the store management? Probably scoring vicodins off of him!! Supermarkets should stick to milk and butter and leave the drugs to retailers who can focus more on the management of the pharmacists and not doubling coupons for tissues.....
Lauren

Oakhurst, NJ

#40 Jan 26, 2008
Mr.Shellock is a wounderfull person and i do agree that he is Not guilty. He ia great to his kids and everything in this article is bullshit.
A reader

Oakhurst, NJ

#41 Jan 26, 2008
Every one who is talking about him being a bad person is wrong. sure me made a misstake but dont all of us sometimes. If you made a mistake wouldnt you want support. I know he looks like a bad guy but i know that inside no one is bad the just make bad disescions. Also from the perspective of knowing this man his children are healthy and he did not harm them in anyway. John is a wounderfull man and would not hurt a fly.
Disgusted in the Ronk

Suffern, NY

#42 Jan 26, 2008
Get a Life wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody said all pharmacists are bad. Don't worry, all Americans are proud of the dedication and sacrifice of our pharmacists in general. But, you're talking 47,465 pills not about someone who sold dope to pay for their habit. Obviously he didn't have to pay for his own. Relax before you need the prescription.
I hope your talking about the pharmacists serving the soldiers in Iraq!! I don't see any sacrifice or dedication here. Here on LI they are well compensated pill counters!!
Disgusted in the Ronk

Suffern, NY

#43 Jan 26, 2008
A reader wrote:
Every one who is talking about him being a bad person is wrong. sure me made a misstake but dont all of us sometimes. If you made a mistake wouldnt you want support. I know he looks like a bad guy but i know that inside no one is bad the just make bad disescions. Also from the perspective of knowing this man his children are healthy and he did not harm them in anyway. John is a wounderfull man and would not hurt a fly.
Sure we all make mistakes like you when you tried to spell mistake using 2 S's and thats fine. If guilty of dealing drugs to kid well I think he may have to do some time in the clink to rectify that one.....
hello

Brooklyn, NY

#44 Jan 26, 2008
hi- yeh- this is roger Clemens?

what"
King Kullen?

No- I didnt call in an order to the pharmacy- try Andy Pettite, they must be for him!
Just Wondering

United States

#45 Jan 27, 2008
Lauren wrote:
Mr.Shellock is a wounderfull person and i do agree that he is Not guilty. He ia great to his kids and everything in this article is bullshit.
Has Mr. Shellock seriously PO'd anyone in the last year, does he have gambling debts?

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