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By Associated Press, Published: January 15 NEW YORK — Police in New York City plan to combat the theft of painkillers and other highly addictive prescription medicines by asking pharmacies to hide fake pill bottles fitted with GPS devices amid the legitimate supplies on their shelves. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is expected to unveil the plan Tuesday at a La Quinta, Calif., conference on health issues hosted by former President Bill Clinton’s foundation.
While pharmacies elsewhere in the country have experimented with so-called bait bottles in the past couple of years, the New York Police Department would take a more comprehensive approach by encouraging thousands of pharmacies to stock the bottles.
Prescription drug abuse “can serve as a gateway to criminal activities, especially among young people,” the commissioner says. “When pills become too expensive, addicts are known to resort to cheaper drugs such as heroin and coc aine. They turn to crime to support their habit.”
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 adopt use of the bottles with GPS devices.
Originally posted by antar
reply to post by ecoparity
Good points, however what we are discussing here is the first step leading to the next which can get out of control fast in today's theater of tyranny.
No, you are misunderstanding, I thought that at first too, but if you look closely at the article they will be dispensing the fake with the real to the patients. I believe it is to monitor all of us!!.