Two Nigerians Accused of Pharmaceutical Theft

Two Nigerians have been charged with the theft of pharmaceuticals valued at $18.5 million Nigerian from a pharmacy in Lagos. Uchenna Ogodo worked as a pharmacy attendant for ICEE Pharmaceutical Limited, according to Next, an African news source. Prosecutor Innocent Effiong alleged before the Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court that he and his accomplice, 35-year-old Patrick…

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Two Maryland Men Charged in Pharmaceutical Theft

A Maryland man and his getaway driver were arrested just 10 hours after they allegedly committed a pharmaceutical theft. John Collins Jr., 19, allegedly committed a robbery with a loaded gun at the Darlington Pharmacy in Darlington, Maryland, according to Maryland State Police, reports The Aegis. Collins, of Port Deposit, Maryland, reportedly took more than…

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Pharmacies Cope with Growing Trend of Pharmaceutical Theft

Victor Baca, owner of Village Pharmacy in Portales, New Mexico, is aware of the rising risk businesses like his face from criminals who steal drugs to resell them, and that is why he and his staff are preparing for the worst. “We’ve had training for our employees as to what to do in case of…

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Drug Theft Murder Suspect Fled – $11,000 Reward Offered

An $11,000 reward has been offered to help find the second suspect in a robbery and shooting that took place at a California pharmacy. Recently two men entered a Rexall pharmacy in North Highlands, California, and demanded the painkiller OxyContin at gunpoint, according to the Sacramento Bee. During the ensuing shootout between a pharmacy employee…

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Theft of Pharmaceuticals on the Rise

Law enforcement officers and pharmaceutical industry officials say that the theft of pharmaceuticals is on the rise across the United States, reports the Fresno Bee. The news source reports that while there are no official numbers of nationwide pharmaceutical thefts because of variety of reasons, federal drug authorities, pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies, state officials and local…

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RFID Tags Can Offer Protection From the Theft of Pharmaceuticals

  The convergence of the underlying technologies of radio broadcasts and radar, known as radio frequency identification (RFID), may be able to aid in the prevention of the theft of pharmaceuticals. The development of RFID began during WWII and began to be put to commercial uses by the late 1960s, according to Pharmaceutical Technology Magazine.…

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Zanzibar Operation Nets Counterfeit Drugs

The Zanzibar Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Board and Interpol’s Tanzania branch recently impounded a quantity of counterfeit drugs following an operation named Mamba 111. It was the first operation since the board was created and resulted in hundreds of cartons of counterfeit drugs being impounded, according to The Tanzanian Citizen. The counterfeit drugs were confiscated…

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DEA Heads First-Ever Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration and government, community, public health and law enforcement partners announced a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at sites nationwide on Saturday, September 25 th from 10 a.m. to…

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South Carolina Woman Charged with the Theft of Pharmaceuticals

A South Carolina woman is accused of selling the painkillers she stole from the pharmacy where she worked. Noni Anyanna Williams allegedly stole 8,000 hydrocone 10 pills, which are also known as Lortab, from the Rite Aid where she worked in Spartanburg, South Carolina, according to GoUpstate.com. Police officials say that Williams used doctors’ Drug…

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