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    Old 07-17-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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    Angry Another pharmacy robbed--no money taken

    Local news report tonight of a pharmacy robbery which is at least the 2nd one in the past six months in the city where I reside. The thief filled his bag with bottles of oxycontin, oxycodone & xanax. Then he tazered the 4 employees huddling on the floor There is video but the robber was pretty well-disguised & still on the loose.

    Today was the day I got latest refill of my pain meds & I was already nervous that the prescription would fail to go through the Medicaid computer or that some other problem would arise (although it's exactly 30 days & the pharmacist told me personally it was was due to be filled today). I did get my percocet but my tramadol prescription is considered "too old" by Medicaid because the refills extended more than 6 months. So I have to wait until as late as Tuesday to get it. Meanwhile, I am OUT of tramadol.

    I hate it that there are people who abuse pain medication, therefore I & others like me have to contend with the suspicion, etc., that comes with being dependent on these drugs. The stress of being a chronic pain patient & already not having adequate relief is a daily struggle, not to mention (except I just did) the extraneous stuff that goes with it. Just venting!
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    Old 07-18-2009, 01:20 AM   #2
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    Re: Another pharmacy robbed--no money taken

    Actually, a good portion of these people robbing, are not the drug addicts themselves, but actually people getting paid good to get drugs for the drug dealers, or sometimes the drug dealers themselves. Drug addicts dont do these things like that, maybe steal drugs from a friend or family, but they will hardly rob a pharmacy. I know this info cause I go to classes and meetings about drug addiction, and this was brought up a little over a year ago. Also I have known many drug addicts in my life, this is why I got into this whole trying to help addicts in my area, and some where very deep into addiction, and did some pretty dumb stuff, and where very desprate, but none of them ever robbed a pharmacy, or even thought about it.

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    Old 07-19-2009, 04:14 PM   #3
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    Re: Another pharmacy robbed--no money taken

    I'm aware that there is a huge demand on the street for these drugs (my percocet was stolen out of my apt. back in 06--the perpetrator, my neighbor, was finally evicted this year--he used to live on the streets so I never knew if he took my meds for his own use or to sell) It goes both ways though. The last pharmacy robbery suspect was captured & he was definitely an addict. This guy is still "out there."
    A convenience store robbery recently consisted of the thieves taking myriad cartons of cigarettes which I'm sure will be sold.
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    Old 07-19-2009, 10:39 PM   #4
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    Re: Another pharmacy robbed--no money taken

    Hey everyone,

    Last week a truck carring meds was hi-jacked where I live. It had $8.8 million worth of meds. Not sure what all the meds were, but I am sure pain meds were on that truck. Why else would they have stolen it, you know? They did say that they felt it was organized crime and more than likely the meds were shipped over seas. This is the second time since May, that a truck has been stolen from this particular area. I am not sure if the first was a pharmaceutical truck or not. It is sad and makes things that much harder for us just trying to get our meds.
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    Old 07-20-2009, 12:53 PM   #5
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    Re: Another pharmacy robbed--no money taken

    I would have to say that it is mainly the drug dealers doing the robbing of pharmacies although they may also be "using" the drugs themselves. I know that most of the CVS pharmacies in my area do not even carry Oxycontin. They have a sign on the door when you first walk in that says "please allow at least 24 hours for us to fill your Oxycontin and that none exists on the premises". This pain medication is in high demand in the area that I live in and there have also been trucks (trailers) stolen with the medications in them as well. It is getting to be a very scary thing for everyone involved in selling these prescription pain medications legitimately. And if the FDA were to ban Vicodin and Percocet, I am sure the demand for other pain meds would go through the roof for drug addicts. I am just very grateful that I never abused my pain meds even though I am a recovering addict. I am sure some people may get to the point of robbing pharmacies because a using addict will go to any lengths possible to get their drug.

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