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May 26th, 2005

Stupid meth-heads @ 12:52 am

Current Mood: aggravated aggravated

Thanks to all those wonderful folks who brew up crystal meth, I can no longer pick up my allergy meds on the way to work. Kroger's has a new sign posted - all items containing ephedrine or pseduoephedrine (including the store-brand Claritin D I needed) are now kept behind the pharmacy counter, and thus are only available during pharmacy hours. Walmart's been that way for a while, now Krogers. Anybody buying this stuff gets carded and logged, so they can track how much you get and how often. If it's more than you'd need for regular medical doses, they can tip off the cops to potential meth makers.

I can understand their reasoning for keeping it locked up - the stuff's gotta be a big theft target - but I'm still annoyed that it screws over night-shifters like me who actually need to take it.

There's a Rite-Aid on Main, I'll try stopping by there on the way home in the morning and see if they've got it. If not I can go an extra stop on the bus trip home and check the Rite-Aid by home, I know they carry it since that's where I got it last time. Not thrilled about a longer walk either way, but it beats having to get up early and go out during the day.
 
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From:holmes365
Date:May 26th, 2005 12:47 pm (UTC)
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new federal laws went into affect. I think it is supposed to be that way everywhere.
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From:starsongky
Date:May 26th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
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The pharmacy tech at Rite Aid this morning said there was a new law as of June 1st, she thought it was a state law but maybe it's federal after all.
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From:rosepurr
Date:May 26th, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC)
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There is a drug place in Lex that delivers...
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From:starsongky
Date:May 26th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
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I'm guessing they're pricey. The Rite Aid trip this morning was okay, so that's a workable solution at least. I walked home back along Richmond to where I usually get off, crossed in front of the hotel and back through their lot. That worked a lot better than down Todds to Codell, and the hills were in my favor instead of against me. Rite Aid's also the cheapest I've seen for the stuff I get.

I thought about mail order from Drugstore.com (recommended by my insurance provider) but they were several dollars higher per box, plus shipping.
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From:starfallz
Date:May 27th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
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Mom was saying the combination stuff wasn't supposed to be regulated like that. I don't know though. I think there are some 24-hour pharmacies at some of the Krogers.
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From:starsongky
Date:May 28th, 2005 07:05 am (UTC)
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Erriing on the side of caution, I suppose. The Rite-Aid lady said that carding & logging anyone buying Ephedrine/Pseudoephedrine is a state law as of June 1st.

There's a Walgreens on the way to work with a 24-hour pharmacy, so I can get it there if I have to. Now I just have to debate whether the aggravation of stopping at Rite-Aid on the way home is worth the price discount.

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