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Painkiller inquiry ends in charges for Lee County pharmacist, employee

There are 3 comments on the News Press story from Mar 12, 2012, titled Painkiller inquiry ends in charges for Lee County pharmacist, employee. In it, News Press reports that:

A Lee County pharmacy owner and a pharmacy employee face charges of illegally distributing millions of doses of painkillers, the result of a federal probe that also targeted three local doctors.

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stevez24

Toledo, OH

#1 Mar 12, 2012
It's about judgement calls. In most states there is a database of patient's CS scripts and where/when/prescriber got filled. Pharmacists and Providers are expected to use these databases to aid in timeline and identifying 'dr shopping' and 'pharmacy shopping' for CS's. Pharmacists have a duty and responsibility to patients and the profession (and their license). Prescription mills have been around for too long.

Since: Mar 12

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#2 Mar 13, 2012
stevez24 wrote:
It's about judgement calls. In most states there is a database of patient's CS scripts and where/when/prescriber got filled. Pharmacists and Providers are expected to use these databases to aid in timeline and identifying 'dr shopping' and 'pharmacy shopping' for CS's. Pharmacists have a duty and responsibility to patients and the profession (and their license). Prescription mills have been around for too long.
Its DEA bullshit if you ask me defund them they have no business in the medical field...Whats funny is no-one realizes we do not have to comply with the DEA all we have to do is hit them where it hurts defund them
Linda in Nashville

Fairview, TN

#3 Mar 13, 2012
The CS sites are wonderful--if you have the time to consult them. It can be a hard to tell. If the customer/patient doesn't need the opiate for pain, at the high doses I have seen, they are in danger of withdrawal.

I have seen some physicians drawn into the quick money of pill mills. There are very few independent pharmacies left in TN. Those of us working for companies have no incentive to sell indiscriminately.

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