Man fills fake prescription for pain medication

Man fills fake prescription for pain medication


POLICE WERE CALLED TO A DAYTON KROGER TUESDAY… AFTER A MAN WAS ABLE TO FILL A FAKE PRESCRIPTION FOR PAIN MEDICATION.2 NEWS REPORTER DANA SMITH NOW ASKING HOW OFTEN THIS HAPPENS.. DANA:ANN STEVENS OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY ALCOHOL, DRUG ADDICTION, AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES SAYS ADDICTS WILL GO TO ANY LENGTHS TO GET DRUGS, AND FALSIFYING A PRESCRIPTION FOR PAIN MEDICATION ISN’T HARD. IN FACT, ALL IT TAKES IS A QUICK INTERNET SEARCH. DANA:ACCORDING TO POLICE, A MAN IN HIS MID TO LATE THIRTIES FILLED A PRESCRIPTION FOR CODINE COUGH SYRUP AT KROGER ON SMITHVILLE DRIVE. THE PRESCRIPTION SAID IT WAS FROM THE ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE OF DAYTON. IT WASN’T UNTIL AFTER THE MAN LEFT THAT THE PHARMACIST REALIZED THE PRESCRIPTION WAS FAKE AND CALLED THE PRESCRIBING DOCTOR. THE DOCTOR TOLD THE PHARMACIST, MANY FRAUDULENT PRESCRIPTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE OUT AS IF THE INSTITUTE HAD ISSUED THEM.ANN STEVENS FROM ADAMHS SAYS THAT’S NOT SURPRISING. ANN STEVENS/PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, ADAMHS: “THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF FORMS ONLINE THAT HAVE FAKE PRESCRIPTIONS. THIS IS ONE OF THEM THAT I FOUND. IT’S SO EASY TO GO ONLINE AND GET SOMETHING, AND SO PHARMACISTS REALLY HAVE TO BE DILIGENT.” DANA:STEVENS SAID SOMETIMES FAKE PRESCRIPTIONS CAN BE OBVIOUS, OTHERTIMES IT’LL TAKE A BIT MORE DETECTIVE WORK.I REACHED OUT TO KROGER AND THE ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE, BUT DIDN’T HEAR BACK BEFORE AIR TIME. DANA SMITH. FIVE ON 2.

19 Replies to “Man fills fake prescription for pain medication”

  1. You don't use plain copier paper paper as your personal check – so why are states permitting doctors to do this for their prescriptions. States like Pennsylvania and Ohio only require one security feature to be present on a prescription. For this reason medical facilities are using programs like MS Word to create a watermark (one security feature) on copier paper. That paper is then load back in the laser printer to receive the prescription. That's legal and the pharmacist are the people that need to figure out if its a real prescription or not. So these prescription can easily be made in a persons home. States like New Jersey and Delaware require preprinted prescription blanks. They are similar to your person check. They also use heat sensitive inks and tracking numbers. As a result you need to somehow acquire the blank form in order to create a fake prescription. Good idea but it has one shortcoming – they don't detail the security requirements for these forms. As a result they can be removed from a laser printer in a matter of seconds even if it has a key lock on the paper tray. The UK addresses this requirement much better than the states. Perhaps your thinking that e-prescribing will solve this problem. considering that New York's Opioid death rate increased 136% after going paperless I don't think it the magic bullet. In fact the DEA list a number of shortcomings of this method in the Final E-Prescribing report. Use the KISS method and Keep It Simple by using the forms that CMS intended and keep them secure in printers that use intelligent lock systems. In order for a prescription to be forged this paper will need to be removed from a secured laser printer in a secure hospital making it next to impossible to fake a prescription. This is a easy inexpensive solution that can be implemented instantly. WHY WON'T YOU DO IT?

  2. How silly! You don't even need a prescription for a bottle of codeine cough syrup…or at least you didn't need one just a few years ago. All you need to do is go to the pharmacy, ask for it, show them your ID, and sign for it.

  3. So what? How many hot checks are passed they aint on tbe news.
    Its a joke a WAR on pills and to kill off all the GOOD people in pain. Thats all this is. Any news adding to it should be ashamed.

  4. He paid for it didn't he…LOL Nobody is out nothing except the rules where bypassed. I guess you can OD on cough syrup but never heard of it happening unless they are mixing it with something else

  5. In the 80s my friend stole a prescription pad from a family medical doctor. We went for months on that ride. He would only write for 40 pills at a time. Percocet,tylox, Demerol. Tylenol 4s was his favorite thing. My brother and his friends loved Xanax so we'd fix them up once in a while. Towards the end of our run a gready friend of mine wrote a script out for 100 Vicodin es got popped in the pharmacy while waiting on to be filled,by then we we're just about out of the stolen script book. It's a lot different today pharmacist need to see your ID and lots of doctors today fax the scripts into the pharmacy. I remember going to Atlantic City back the day with 754 Perks. Glad those days are gone

  6. No intelligence here. He used Orthopedics to write a script for something a Pulmonary or occasionally a PCP would write for. I would have never been able to fill it, as the laughter from realizing a Ortha doctor writing for a Narcotic cough medicine would have made me blow out my Kidneys.

  7. This is a very poor reporting. Why do TV station report this shit. It make regular chronic pain patient discrimanated against much more often.

  8. It should be sold the same way alcohol is anyway. Alcohol is far more dangerous and kills twice as many people as all other drugs combined yet you don't need a prescription for it.

  9. it took these idiots long enough to fix the problem,,,,in my state it has to be faxed know…when before u would need a hand written.either way it's still possible to use real or fake prescription pads.

  10. The way things are today you shouldt even think about doing something like this,you'll be caught(arrested)on the spot.

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