Monday, October 29, 2007

Pharmacists caught in the squeeze

From the London (Ont.) Free Press:
When the pharmacist leaves his store for a break, he makes sure to take off the white jacket that identifies his profession.

"I don't want people to know I am a pharmacist," he says. "I have kids coming up to me and bugging me. 'Can you get me some Oxy?' "

It can be just as tense inside the pharmacy.

Occasionally, obvious members of outlaw motorcycle clubs have come in with legitimate doctor's prescriptions for large amounts of OxyContin, he says.

Rather than question them or the doctor, he has filled them out. ...more

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