Posts Tagged ‘prescription’

Wal-Mart Pharmacy Defrauded out of 9,000 Painkillers

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…




Mother describes losing child to prescription drug abuse (videos) –

April 21, 2010

By Keith Phucas, Journal Register News Service


SOUTHERN OHIO: Community organizes against Rx drug abuse – Episcopal Life Online

April 21, 2010

Episcopal Life Online – DIOCESAN DIGEST.

Coming Soon: My Review of “Pill Head: The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict” by Joshua Lyon

June 16, 2009
Joshua Lyons "PILL HEAD" will be released on July 7th (U.S.).

Joshua Lyon's new book "PILL HEAD" will be released on July 7th (U.S.).

NOTE: My interview with Joshua Lyon has been posted! —Ed.


So, waiting patiently for me when I arrived home this evening was my shiny new review copy of Pill Head: The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict by Joshua Lyon. I have been anxiously awaiting this one, and can’t wait to read it tonight.

I’ll try to have my review posted this week.


Joshua Lyon is a journalist who has worked for several major publications, including… Interview, Condé Nast Traveler, V Life, and Jane. He has also contributed to New York, Out, Vice, Nylon, and Page Six magazines. Joshua lives in New York City. Pill Head: The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict is his first book.


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“Why Don’t You Just Shut the F*ck Up?”

March 16, 2009


These words of wisdom were proffered to me not so long ago by a good friend of mine, Vince. And by good friend I mean someone who will tell you like it is. These types of people are rarer than you might think. Ask yourself how many of your friends fit this description.

What Vince meant by this is, “you have a pretty good life… and a lot to be thankful for… a lot to be grateful for… so quit bitching”. Take a minute, take a breath, and take stock of your own life. I bet you’ll come to pretty much the same conclusion.

Now, pick your chin up and get on with the rest of your day. And don’t forget to shut the fuck up.