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Chargers' pharmacy surrenders its license

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Posted by Mike Florio on July 16, 2010 6:57 PM ET
    The plot thickens in San Diego.

    Amid confirmation that the Chargers' team doctor issued 108 prescriptions to a person of the same name (and, as it turns out, the same organic and genetic composition), the pharmacy that filled the prescriptions has handed over its license to dispense federally controlled substances.

    Brent Schrotenboer of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that RSF Pharmaceuticals has relinquished its ability to "obtain, distribute, possess, or manufacture controlled substances."

    RSF Pharmaceuticals reportedly has provided medications to multiple professional teams and college programs.

    NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Schrotenboer that other NFL teams have done business with RSF. "Probably half the teams or more don't use them," Aiello said. "There's no relationship our office has with the company."

    Of course, this means that as many as half of the NFL's teams possibly use RSF. Or, more accurately, used RSF.

    These developments provide a better understanding as to the ability of some (or many) teams to have on hand in the facility a proverbial cookie jar full of prescription medications. To make it happen, the teams need doctors who are willing to, for example, write a bunch of prescriptions to themselves and pharmacies that are willing to, for example, honor the prescriptions.

    It's unclear whether the Chargers or any other team or any specific individuals face responsibility for the acquisition of controlled substances without a valid prescription. If, however, former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell is expected to stand charges of possession in his home of codeine-laced cough syrup without a prescription, it seems that folks who provide and/or take drugs like Vicodin and other potent narcotics without first obtaining a valid prescription would, in theory, face liability, too.

    Moving forward, we suspect that more teams will ditch the drug lockers and arrange for each player to obtain a valid prescription and for a local pharmacy to deliver individually-labeled pill containers as needed, as some Internet hack strongly suggested back in May.


    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/16/chargers-pharmacy-surrenders-its-license/
     
  2. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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  3. CoronaDoug

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    I don't believe any of this! If this were true then they would have prescribed that Tomlinson guy some of this for the playoffs.

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  4. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    In a related story, a former Rayders player has announced that Purple Juice Pharmaceuticals will be taking over all of those old football accounts, just ask for Dr. J...

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  5. CoronaDoug

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    Or even Kaeding some of this for the playoffs!

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  6. Buck Melanoma

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    Don't you just love the way ****-stirrer Florio refers to it as "Charger pharmacy"?

    Does he have any proof that it's a part of the Spanos' family holdings?

    PFT is kinda like the car crash that you just can't seem to NOT look at. I suppose that explains why msnbc embraced them.
     

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