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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
If you knew someone who worked in a Pharmacy and was stealing narcotics and controlled substances for personal use/ to sell???

I think the best decision would be to anonymously alert the pharmacy that this was going on, not neccisarly exactly who, but that they had best keep an eye on their associates???

What does everyone else think???
post #2 of 12
If it's a good friend I think I would try to talk to him/her about it. See if I could convince them to get some help for thier problem. If you alert the pharmacy, thier probably going to figure out pretty quickly who it is, and that person is going to be in BIG trouble. At the very least he/she will loose thier job, however if they alert the authorities, they could probably go to jail for a long time. Of course if you can't get your friend to admit that he/she needs help, then you'll probably have to tell someone. It'd just be better that your friend get that help themselves before it becomes a big problem.
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by ClaireBear View Post
If it's a good friend I think I would try to talk to him/her about it. See if I could convince them to get some help for thier problem. If you alert the pharmacy, thier probably going to figure out pretty quickly who it is, and that person is going to be in BIG trouble. At the very least he/she will loose thier job, however if they alert the authorities, they could probably go to jail for a long time. Of course if you can't get your friend to admit that he/she needs help, then you'll probably have to tell someone. It'd just be better that your friend get that help themselves before it becomes a big problem.


However if you've already confront him or her and they still do not stop, then go to the next step and send an anonymous letter. I would hold off alerting the authorities until the very last resort.
post #4 of 12
Confrontation could be dangerous. And it seems to me that the best thing you could do for someone who is not only doing drugs, but also stealing and selling them, is get him into trouble. Those activities often lead to disasters far worse than losing a job or being charged with a crime.

I think your impulse to send an anonymous letter is correct -- but I think you should send it to the police, rather than the pharmacy management. I think you should state not that "someone" is stealing from XYZ Pharmacy, but that Joe Jones is dealing drugs, and his address is 123 Main Street.

Stated this way and coming from outside the pharmacy, the tip is less likely to make this person suspicious of you... and that could be important, depending on how vindictive or violent he (or anyone he may be selling to) may tend to be.

I really don't give a hoot about messing up his life -- he's dealing drugs, for heaven's sake! He's messing up lots of people's lives. And in fact, as I say, if he gets caught and is smart enough to straighten himself out, you'll actually be doing him a great favor.

Be careful.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Confrontation could be dangerous. And it seems to me that the best thing you could do for someone who is not only doing drugs, but also stealing and selling them, is get him into trouble. Those activities often lead to disasters far worse than losing a job or being charged with a crime.

I think your impulse to send an anonymous letter is correct -- but I think you should send it to the police, rather than the pharmacy management. I think you should state not that "someone" is stealing from XYZ Pharmacy, but that Joe Jones is dealing drugs, and his address is 123 Main Street.

Stated this way and coming from outside the pharmacy, the tip is less likely to make this person suspicious of you... and that could be important, depending on how vindictive or violent he (or anyone he may be selling to) may tend to be.

I really don't give a hoot about messing up his life -- he's dealing drugs, for heaven's sake! He's messing up lots of people's lives. And in fact, as I say, if he gets caught and is smart enough to straighten himself out, you'll actually be doing him a great favor.

Be careful.
That is how I feel also. . .
post #6 of 12
There should be a state board that oversees controlled drug dispensing. There are very strict rules that the pharmacy is obviousy not following. So the pharmacy is going to be in trouble also.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
So where does one go to report a situation such as this???
post #8 of 12
How high up is the person who is stealing? Just report it to their superior. If it's someone high up, report it to the pharmacy chain -if it is part of a chain.
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Just a tech. . . The whole situation makes me sick . . .

Some people are terrible. . .
post #10 of 12
I wouldn't be surprised if they're shorting prescriptions.. as that would be the easiest way to cover it up. I certainly wouldn't notice 5-10 pills less until I ran out sooner then expected. So this could be causing people awful pain.

Definately report this person.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Confrontation could be dangerous. And it seems to me that the best thing you could do for someone who is not only doing drugs, but also stealing and selling them, is get him into trouble. Those activities often lead to disasters far worse than losing a job or being charged with a crime.

I think your impulse to send an anonymous letter is correct -- but I think you should send it to the police, rather than the pharmacy management. I think you should state not that "someone" is stealing from XYZ Pharmacy, but that Joe Jones is dealing drugs, and his address is 123 Main Street.

Stated this way and coming from outside the pharmacy, the tip is less likely to make this person suspicious of you... and that could be important, depending on how vindictive or violent he (or anyone he may be selling to) may tend to be.

I really don't give a hoot about messing up his life -- he's dealing drugs, for heaven's sake! He's messing up lots of people's lives. And in fact, as I say, if he gets caught and is smart enough to straighten himself out, you'll actually be doing him a great favor.

Be careful.
I have to agree with everything here.
Have you checked your local police's website? I just found a Narcotics activity report that you can file online.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by NoRachelHere View Post
If you knew someone who worked in a Pharmacy and was stealing narcotics and controlled substances for personal use/ to sell???

I think the best decision would be to anonymously alert the pharmacy that this was going on, not neccisarly exactly who, but that they had best keep an eye on their associates???

What does everyone else think???

I believe your state has already adopted a new system for detecting these types of problems in pharmacies. All states are starting to implement a networked system for all refills. They are trying to crack down on doctors, pharmacy employees, and people who forge prescriptions. Scare whoever it is b/c soon enough... they will get caught

It's about time they start to realize where the real "War on Drugs" is supplied!
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