Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tracking stolen Rx


From Fox News:

Police in New York City plan to combat the theft of painkillers and other highly addictive prescription medicines by asking pharmacies around the city to hide fake pill bottles fitted with GPS devices amid the legitimate supplies on their shelves.

The New York Police Department believes the so-called "bait bottles" could help investigators track stolen drugs and locate suspects.

The NYPD has begun creating a database of the roughly 6,000 pharmacies in the New York City area with plans to have officers visit them and recommend security measures like better alarm systems and lighting of storage areas. Kelly says it also will ask them to stock the GPS bottles containing fake oxycodone.

"In the event of a robbery or theft, we'll be able to track the bottle, which may lead us to stash locations across the city," he says.

There have been similar attempts to track prescription drugs on a limited basis but the NYPD claims this would be the first widespread effort.

16 comments:

FluShing Rezident said...

Why are they telling everyone????

Now the thieves know to empty the bottles outside the stores!!!!!

Brilliant strategy!

Anonymous said...

If the NYPD program makes recommendations etc especially to smaller operators - this can be helpful or at least get owner thinking along these lines.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget you are Queens Crap not Queens Courier.

Your lineup of headlines is a bit insipid as of late.

Queens Crapper said...

What about this story screams "Queens Courier?" Moron.

Anonymous said...

Pig Brother is watching. Not only does he implant you with GPS in your neck, he puts them in your pills.

Anonymous said...

Anon No. 5:

And what pills are you using?

Anonymous said...

This is a boneheaded idea if ever there was one. What happens when some simp of a pharmacist actually gives out the transmitter to customer?

Le Gross Foo Chat said...

"Don't forget you are Queens Crap not Queens Courier.

Your lineup of headlines is a bit insipid as of late.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013"
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Time for you to move on, boss, and let the rest of us enjoy Queens Crap. I'll stick with Crappy.

Anonymous said...

Anon No. 3:

And your thinking is pretty insipid as well. Troll elsewhere if you don't like it here.

Anonymous said...

And your thinking is pretty insipid as well. Troll elsewhere if you don't like it here.
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If the pols talk like that we people ignore them if Crappy tries that stunt they will not get any further.

Speak your mind old boy and if they don't like difference of opinion, get out of the blog business.

Queens Crapper said...

I'm still waiting for an answer as to how this is Queens Courier material.

Anonymous said...

GPS implanted in your neck?
WTF RU smokin' these days, brother?

Anonymous said...

Uh...and now that this has been all over the news doesn't take a rocket scientist or a junkie to take the pills and toss the bottle!

Joe said...

Pill bottle sized GPS transponder ?
Yeah right, and what will they power these bottles with pea sized nuclear reactors ? ?
This sounds like bullshit propaganda to curb theft

It takes a couple watts of microwave power to reach the GPS satellites (25,000 miles up) and that's OUTDOORS.
No battery exists that can supply the amp hours to inside and keep a pill bottle sized beacon going more then 2 days, even pulsed power.
If we did have such battery's the electric car problems would be solved.
I think the NYPD got duped into buying this product. Don't these people know anything about physics, electronics or RF ?

Anonymous said...

Right on, Joe!
And our taxes have to underwrite this dumb ass move?

Patoooooey! I spit in your face Mayor Dumb-berg!

Anonymous said...

doesn't look like courier material - there's no ad for the nypd next to the post