Protecting the Pharmacy Against Robberies

Protecting the Pharmacy Against Robberies

Pain medication-related robberies put pharmacies on high alert, and prompt new security measures

The pharmacy was just about to close when a woman wearing baggy clothes and a hoodie walked up to the counter and handed a note stating that she had a gun and wanted the entire supply of OxyContin.

The pharmacist and tech working that night coolly complied to get the woman out of the store as quickly as possible.

“They stayed calm and did what they were told,” said Blaine Whitney, owner of Whitney’s Family Supermarket, Corinth, Maine, which houses the pharmacy.

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