Company can stop shipments to OKC pharmacy

Mar 25, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County judge is allowing a drug company to suspend shipments to a south Oklahoma City pharmacy that prosecutors and state drug agents say sells more of the three most-abused medications than three larger stores combined.

District Judge Lisa Davis on Friday ended a temporary order that required Cardinal Health to deliver to Reliable Discount Pharmacy, where a would-be teenage robber was killed by a pharmacist in 2009.

The Oklahoman reports that District Attorney David Prater and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs believe the small pharmacy has become a go-to place for addicts.

The pharmacy's attorneys complained the store is the victim of a witch hunt.

An attorney for Reliable Discount Pharmacy, Joe White, didn't immediately return a call on Saturday seeking comment.