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“Pharmacists with guns” take on state’s pill mills


In terms of illicit drug use, one of the most dangerous and hardest for law enforcement to stop comes from “doctor shopping” and “pill mills.”

Unlike standard street drugs, these pills originate from licensed doctors writing prescriptions that are filled at recognized pharmacies. Since the first part is legal, it makes it tough for local law enforcement to stop.

That’s where the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency (GDNA) comes in. Described “as pharmacists with guns” by Director Rick Allen, this agency oversees pharmacies and looks to combat “drug diversion” – the fraudulent misuse of prescription pills through a number of manners. 


Hear from local police officers, and Director Allen talk about the financial side of this trade in the complete story in our print and e-edition.


Ken Fagerman
-1 #1 Ken Fagerman 2013-08-07 06:40
You may also be interested in my just released book, "Staring Down the Barrel" by Ken Fagerman. This book details how a police/pharmacy program stopped robbery and community prescription drug diversion. If interested search the title and Ken Fagerman.

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