Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Pharmacists shun suspect prescriptions

From CBC News:
Some St. John's pharmacists are taking action to prevent abuse of OxyContin, with a few going so far as to refuse filling prescriptions written by physicians they don't trust.

Pharmacist Brian Healey says strangers bearing prescriptions don't get very far at his Casey Street pharmacy.

"If we have a prescription for OxyContin, and we don't know the patient, then we just won't fill it. I just refuse to fill it," Healey says. ...more

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