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Prescription Drugs / Abuse / Rogue Pharmacies #1007235

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 19, 2011
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(No location given: Armen Keteyian) The problem of rogue pharmacies illegally distributing prescription drugs to addicts and drug dealers examined; photos shown of Heather Belleme††, who died of an oxycodone overdose; statistics on oxycodone doses ordered by pharmacies in 2010 cited; scenes shown of a pharmacy in Pembroke Pines, Florida that purchased more oxycodone than any other in 2009. [Mother Lisa BELLEME††- comments.] [DEA Mark TROUVILLE††- says it’s organized drug dealing; notes it’s not easy to bust the pharmacies.] [Pembroke Pines pharmacist Stephen SCHWARTZ††- says it doesn't mean we didn't do our due diligence.] [National Assn. of Boards of Pharmacy Carmen CATIZONE†- comments on the pharmacist’s legal and ethical responsibility.]

Pelley, Scott;
Keteyian, Armen

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