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Limbaugh Detained at Palm Beach Airport

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posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 09:35 AM
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Rush Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours Monday at Palm Beach International Airport after authorities said they found a bottle of Viagra in his possession without a prescription.

Customs officials found a prescription bottle labeled as Viagra in his luggage that didn't have Limbaugh's name on it, but that of two doctors, said Paul Miller, spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

A doctor had prescribed the drug, but it was "labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes," Roy Black, Limbaugh's attorney, said in a statement.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection examined the 55-year-old radio commentator's luggage after his private plane landed at the airport from the Dominican Republic, said Miller.

The matter was referred to the sheriff's office, whose investigators interviewed Limbaugh. According to Miller, Limbaugh said that the Viagra was for his use, and that he obtained it from his doctors.

Investigators confiscated the drugs, which treats erectile dysfunction, and Limbaugh was released without being charged.

The sheriff's office plans to file a report with the state attorney's office. Miller said it could be a second-degree misdemeanor violation.



The Viagra is his business, but i find it funny that HE was detained.




posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 10:31 AM
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As a chronic pain patient, I would like to see Limbaugh pay his dues for this. If a person wants or needs to use a prescription med intended to treat any illness, disease or disorder then they should be willing to have the Rx written in their name, be responsible for it by taking the original bottle with Rx label attached to it and claim ownership if confronted about it.

It is hard to understand from the source quoted here and what I read in my own newspaper this morning but for one or two doctors to write the Rx in their own name and then give the med to Limbaugh is unethical (IMO).

I hope that one or both doctors are investigated and are charged if their state medical boards have written standards that try to guard against this happening.

After his first go-round with law enforcent I had hoped that Limbaugh learned his lesson. Evidently that is not the case and it only makes it more difficult for persons like me to obtain some necessary medicines without jumping through many many hurdles to treat my illness.

Whether I like or dislike Limbaugh's politics is irrelevent in this instance. What I can't stand is his disregard for the medical system.

JDub



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 11:43 AM
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Detained and released. Another one beats the people that really want to set him up. If you step on enough toes you will tick some one off. I figure a set up was on the way but the cops said it was a mistake.



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by BlueTileSpook


It is hard to understand from the source quoted here and what I read in my own newspaper this morning but for one or two doctors to write the Rx in their own name and then give the med to Limbaugh is unethical (IMO).

Highly unethical??? YES. Why do something like that? Why would one have to protect their use of such a common drug? There's nothing wrong with taking Viagra. There IS SOMETHING WRONG though, as you pointed out if you have to have it dispensed in such a sneaky manner.

Rush Limbaugh, you'd think, would have the sense after all he's been through, to be responsible and carry drugs with a label belonging to him.


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posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by lilwolf
Detained and released. Another one beats the people that really want to set him up. If you step on enough toes you will tick some one off. I figure a set up was on the way but the cops said it was a mistake.
When you travel, the ordinary citizen is expected to have labels with THEIR names on medicine bottles.
Does he think this just doesnt apply to him?



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 11:57 AM
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To me this thread itself is enough to justify the way Limbaugh had the prescription written. If this was you or me going through Customs and pills were found like this it wouldn't even bear mention. Limbaugh's only mistake was not carrying a copy of the prescription in his wallet. Hell give it four or five years and you will be able to buy Viagra over the counter. If this was some kind of narcotic or perhaps an illegal drug then I can see the hassle, but not Viagra. By the way I have had Customs confiscate my Tylenol even when the pills were plainly marked and in the correct bottle.

By the way Viagra is also used to treat high blood pressure.

[edit on 27-6-2006 by JIMC5499]

[edit on 27-6-2006 by JIMC5499]



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 01:10 PM
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Maybe he should change his name to Rush Limpbaugh!

Sorry couldn't resist! Celebrities are always finding some way of hiding their identity so that they can use all kinds of drugs and other things/services.



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by 2stepsfromtop
Maybe he should change his name to Rush Limpbaugh!


Thank you for giving my previous post more credability.



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by JIMC5499

Originally posted by 2stepsfromtop
Maybe he should change his name to Rush Limpbaugh!


Thank you for giving my previous post more credability.


Nothing you said in your post warrants any credibility to begin with. Yes, he's a celebrity and that's the whole reason we're hearing about this. So? What's your point? That's what celebs have to go through. They're supposed to be role-models or at the very least behave themselves. So when they misbehave, OF COURSE it's going to draw attention.

The point isn't that he's apparently illegally buying Viagara. The point is that he's (apparently) illegally buying drugs. That's a no-no. This clown thinks he's above the law and he should be punished for it.

It's funny how Rush and the insane people who think like him are so big on this war on drugs thing... when they're clearly the ones with the problems. Rush is/was, for all intents and purposes, a heroin-addict, and it's quite ironic that these kinds of hypocrites ocassionally get in trouble.

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posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 02:38 PM
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Jim -

My concern is not that it was Limbaugh that got caught nor what med he was carrying when he got caught. It is that this only heightens the anxiety of my personal doctors to prescribe meds for pain relief. Each one of them now require a "contract" to be signed for me to submit to urinalysis at any time to monitor the level of meds in my system to make sure that I am not diverting them or using more than is prescribed, and I am not on any narcotics.

It could have been any "celebrity" with enough recognition for the press to bring it out that would make me write a post like my first one.

What the doctors did for Limbaugh is considered diversion - giving or selling a med (any med) to someone that it was not prescribed to by a doctor. It was prescribed, just not to him (according to the news story).

I understand your point that Limbaugh may have felt that he needed to keep his prescription hidden or private from prying eyes for fear of societal embarrassment, but he did it incorrectly.



I liked your opinion, keep it up!

JDub



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by firebat
Rush is/was, for all intents and purposes, a heroin-addict...


Source(s)?

Opiate pills, yes. Heroin? I have not heard that.

JDub



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 02:44 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
When you travel, the ordinary citizen is expected to have labels with THEIR names on medicine bottles.
Does he think this just doesnt apply to him?


These medicines are often sold in blister packs. Yes, there is something attached to that little piece of cardboard on the side that probably contains the Rx number and your name, but I really think nobody would care to carry it around as an honorary badge.
So you just take a blister pack and put it in your pocket, till you need your Viagra or Cialis or whatever.

Personally, I find it hard to blame RL for that (Viagra). It would have seem trivial to me if I were to travel with it. I routinely mix my hypertension prescription medicine with vitamines in the same pillbox when I travel (the pills look different anyway) just to save space. I never ever thought this was supposed to be such a big deal. I mean rogaine used to be prescription at one point, should we always carry a writ from the doctor on the plane? That's silly.

Oh, and how about that contraceptive patch? I thought some of those were Rx as well. So if a lady reveals she has one on (low ride jeans or something), would she be detained? Methinks not.



[edit on 27-6-2006 by Aelita]



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 02:50 PM
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Originally posted by BlueTileSpook
Opiate pills, yes. Heroin? I have not heard that.

JDub


Wasn't he on oxyconton (sp?)? If he was then yes pretty much. Oxy is a synthetic form of morphine I believe so in all intents and purposes yes he is addicted to a very close form of heroin. I'm not positive it was though so....

On topic...as much as I don't like RL, I agree with others that this is trivial. I know many people who carry their meds in pill dispensers. So, now we have to carry our scripts with us at all times?

[edit on 6/27/2006 by Griff]



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 02:54 PM
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Vicodin and Oxycontin, yes.

I understand the chemical relationship between morphine and heroin, but for Firebat to say Limbaugh is/was a heroin user conjures up the image of him with a syringe in his arm.

Pill popper? Yes.

Heroin addict? That's stretching it.

I appreciate your input Griff.


JDub

[edit on 6/27/2006 by BlueTileSpook]



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 02:59 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
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Rush Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours Monday at Palm Beach International Airport after authorities said they found a bottle of Viagra in his possession without a prescription.

Customs officials found a prescription bottle labeled as Viagra in his luggage that didn't have Limbaugh's name on it, but that of two doctors, said Paul Miller, spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

A doctor had prescribed the drug, but it was "labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes," Roy Black, Limbaugh's attorney, said in a statement.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection examined the 55-year-old radio commentator's luggage after his private plane landed at the airport from the Dominican Republic, said Miller.

The matter was referred to the sheriff's office, whose investigators interviewed Limbaugh. According to Miller, Limbaugh said that the Viagra was for his use, and that he obtained it from his doctors.

Investigators confiscated the drugs, which treats erectile dysfunction, and Limbaugh was released without being charged.

The sheriff's office plans to file a report with the state attorney's office. Miller said it could be a second-degree misdemeanor violation.



The Viagra is his business, but i find it funny that HE was detained.


Consider he is a celebrity controlled and exploited to create sensation distracting from important issues.

[edit on 27-6-2006 by Christophera]



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 03:01 PM
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No problem BlueTileSpook. You are absolutely right. That's like saying someone in Columbia who chews on coca leaves is a crack addict. Or someone who uses Sudafed is a meth addict. One's made from the other but are totally different. I retract my post about for all intents and purposes he was because you are right and we can't lump him in with the needle pushers.



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 03:07 PM
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Originally posted by Griff
That's like saying someone in Columbia who chews on coca leaves is a crack addict. Or someone who uses Sudafed is a meth addict. One's made from the other but are totally different.


May I also add that every time you pour vinegar in your salad you risk being called an acoholic (because it's made from alcohol), and please never ever use hemp ropes around the house, who knows what the neighbors will think



[edit on 27-6-2006 by Aelita]



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 03:18 PM
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Doesn't Rush push the Conservative Christian line pretty hard? Do single Conservative Christian men need Viagra?

Sorry, I don't care if he has sex...
(excuse me) but I just can't stand a hypocrite. Not that I liked Rush to begin with, but now we have him abusing drugs and taking Viagra without a prescription. :shk:

Regardless his reason for using it, a prescription is in order.



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 03:28 PM
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Originally posted by BlueTileSpook
Jim -

My concern is not that it was Limbaugh that got caught nor what med he was carrying when he got caught. It is that this only heightens the anxiety of my personal doctors to prescribe meds for pain relief. Each one of them now require a "contract" to be signed for me to submit to urinalysis at any time to monitor the level of meds in my system to make sure that I am not diverting them or using more than is prescribed, and I am not on any narcotics.


This entire article is just a chance to take a shot at Limbaugh by people who don't agree with his political views. That the pills were Viagra makes it an even jucier shot because of what the drug is primarily used for.

Spook. The people who you need to be mad at are the doctor's who will give you a cursory examination and write a prescription for anything you want for $50. Another is the small store owner who buys cold medication by the truckload for sale to the meth labs.

There is no proof that Limbaugh didn't have a prescription for these pills, he just didn't have his name on the bottle's label. When I was having trouble with blood pressure medication, my doctor gave me samples to try (including Viagra) until we found one that did the job, then he wrote me a prescription for it. Those samples didn't have my name on them either.



posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 03:34 PM
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Jim -

I agree. I have a lot of disdain for the doctors that do what you describe in your post. If (and hopefully they will be) the docs are investigated and found to have been legally wrong in what they did, I hope they are presecuted. I don't hold them blameless for their role in this.

Was Limbaugh able to "buy" the doc? I am not sure. Like you said, everyday-folk have access to docs that will write a wide range of Rx's if the patient shares the med with them or gives them a kickback. We just had a dentist here arrested and lose her license for doing that.

Cheers,

JDub



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