September 23, 2011
I have been unable to post for quite some time, for some personal and legal reasons, which I will be writing about very soon.
Also, I have been unable to update many of the links on this blog. I hope you will keep in touch through the following services, I will be back soon!
Facebook: Brian Goss (in Scranton, PA)
Thanks to everyone who has contacted me for all of your support.
May 6, 2010
Scranton, PA Woman accused of defrauding Wal-Mart Pharmacy of 9,000 painkillers
See… now this is something. I am not going to get into too many details right now (I will get into them here soon), but there are so many holes in the way Opiate/Opiod Prescription Painkillers (and prescriptions in general) are filled by pharmacies that it’s down-right embarrassing. You will meet more resistance cashing a payroll check at your average bank than you will filling a prescription for a powerful narcotic at most pharmacies.
“Sara L. Bubser, 54, deceived the pharmacy for eight years until someone at Walmart recently called the doctor to verify the orders…” —The Scranton Times-Tribune
Where to begin? Let’s see… Most pharmacies will not check your ID. They rely on “pharmacy technicians” too heavily. And the DEA numbers that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians count on to demonstrate “authenticity”… are a cruel joke.
There are little-to-no standards for the design of prescription pads. Ditto with procedures for phoning and faxing in prescriptions. I could go on. What went wrong at this Wal-Mart Pharmacy in this case? There are few details so far…
May 5, 2010
Win this Book!
To launch the new SWALLOW Blog facebook page, I’m announcing our first Book Giveaway (More to come!).
To win this one, “The Death Proclamation of Generation X: A Self-Fulfilling Prophesy of Goth, Grunge and Heroin” by Max Furek, just join the SWALLOW Blog facebook page by 5/15.
All you have to do to be eligible is click on the facebook badge in the right-hand column of this site, or follow this link to facebook, and join/follow my page on facebook… by May 15th, 2010.
May 5, 2010
Brian G., Editor/Founder
First-things-first, I want to apologize for my inconsistency in posting over the past few months. I have had a number of competing interests: partnerships, writing projects, other social media (damn you Twitter!), etc. piling up lately, and I haven’t given SwallowedBlog.com the attention it deserves.
But make no mistake, the Painkiller Epidemic is not going away, in fact—it’s only getting worse.
So what are these “Big Things” you say? Well first of all, a whole new website is coming, which I will begin beta-testing over the next few weeks. The new site will integrate all of my efforts, Painkiller Epidemic Blogging, related writing, Facebook, Twitter and more… all under the same masthead.
You’ll also be seeing more guest columns on the new site, as well as seeing some of my writing on issues surrounding the Painkiller Epidemic appearing on other sites.
To keep in touch with all of the exciting changes coming to SWALLOW Blog, please connect with me on the following sites: (Thank You!)