Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oxy suppliers shut down


From NBC:

A pharmacist, her husband and another man have been accused of hawking oxycodone out of a pair of New York City storefronts in a multi-million dollar drug scheme, authorities say.

The scheme was run out of two pharmacies, both named "Chopin Chemists" in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and Ridgewood, Queens, both owned by the pharmacist, sources said. The pharmacist, Lilian Wieckowski, and her husband, Marcin Jakacki, allegedly conspired to sell the drugs out of the two pharmacies "any way they could," according to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

"We've shut down one of the largest pill mills in the city," Bharara said.

Authorities say they began investigating Wieckowski's pharmacies after a civil audit revealed that the Brooklyn pharmacy was requesting more oxycodone from drug makers than anywhere else in the zip code -- which included several large, nationwide pharmacy chains. One year, Bharara said, Chopin Chemists in Greenpoint requested more than 250,000 more pills than the next pharmacy.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another Mom and Pop business shut down. NYC is going to the dogs!

Anonymous said...

How stupid are these people? Don't they r3ealize that everything is computerized these days?

ron s said...

"Chopin Chemists in Greenpoint requested more than 250,000 more pills than the next pharmacy"


Seems like a no-brainer way to check for abuse. Why isn't this done routinely? Reminds me of when they found a medicaid provider who billed for seeing 350 patients in one day.......

Anonymous said...

They would have got away with it but they got greedy

Anonymous said...

They would have got away with it if not for those meddling kids!

Anonymous said...

I'll never look at a small independent pharmacy the same way again. I often wondered how the heck a small pharmacy can make it when it is surrounded by 3 or 4 major ones. Forest Hills and Rego Park are notorious for having so many hole in the wall pharmacies. I wonder what they are up to?

Anonymous said...

and please note that these were the wonderful diverse immigrants.

Anonymous said...

They were American. Just because they have "ethnic" names doesn't mean they were immigrants.

Anonymous said...

Were you born here to immigrant parents? Knock it off with the immigrant rant. This website seem to invite whack jobs. Move to Idaho. Trust me they will see you as an outsider.