A burglar who broke into a pharmacy twice using a hammer and crowbar and used a steel saw to break into a medicine cabinet was sentenced to 40 months behind bars yesterday. Steven Philip Green, of Barry Road, Northern Moor, pleaded guilty to two counts of burgarly. On the evening of February 9, he smashed through a wall into into Rowlands Pharmacy in Northern Moor using a hammer and crowbar and stole prescription drugs including diazapam and tramadol. He then returned later that evening and used a steel saw to try and break into the controlled medicines cabinet - but the noise alerted neighbours and police caught him leaving the shop. Appearing by video link from Forest Bank prison, Green received a 40 month sentence from Judge Hilary Manley. Prosecuting, Michael Bradley said: "Neighbours heard a noise, and officers intercepted the defendant who was exciting the store by an unsecure door. "He was wearing gloves, facial coverings and a hooded top. "Entry had been gained by a hole … [Read more...] about Burglar smashed through pharmacy wall to steal prescription medicines
Angry Mathew Titley threw a phone at a doctors’ receptionist when she told him she could not provide him with a repeat prescription. The 38-year-old entered Lyme Valley Medical Centre in Newcastle and requested his repeat prescription. But a staff member told him she was unable to provide him with it and he became aggressive and demanded to see a doctor. Both receptionists asked him to calm down but he leaned over the desk, picked up a bottle of hand steriliser and a phone and threw them towards one of them. The phone hit her. He called her a ‘stupid little slag’ before he was challenged by a male patient and left. Now Titley has been jailed for 10 weeks which will run consecutively to a 30-week sentence he received a few weeks earlier for a theft and burglary. Prosecutor Stuart Quinn told North Staffordshire Justice Centre two receptionists were working at Lyme Valley Medical Centre when the defendant walked in at 9am on March 13. Mr Quinn said: “He requested … [Read more...] about ‘Give me my prescription you stupid s**g’
A woman believed to have received the UK's first-ever private prescription for medicinal cannabis after a change in the law fears being arrested after being unable to pay the cost of ongoing treatment. A "frustrated" Carly Barton, 32, says she has resorted to growing and illegally buying the drug she had legally been prescribed. She uses it to cope with the pain she suffers from fibromyalgia, following a stroke she had in her early twenties. It is believed Ms Barton, of Brighton, was one of the first people to access cannabis legally following a change in the law last year. She was prescribed medicinal cannabis through a private pain specialist, but says the prescription cost her around £1,300 a month, wiping out her savings. The former university lecturer, says she managed to get an NHS prescription pending approval by a medical board. But that was rejected because of it being an untested medicine. Ms Barton said: "I am going to openly break the law until I can access my medicine … [Read more...] about Woman tells police she is resorting to growing own cannabis after NHS refuses to pay for her prescription
Easter is fast approaching, with Good Friday on April 19 and Easter Monday on April 22. So, with this in mind, Lincolnshire CCGs are reminding patients to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time. Patients should make sure they renew any regular prescriptions and collect medication before the holidays start as running out of daily medication over this period could have serious consequences for patients who rely on them to control heart and breathing problems. A Lincolnshire CCGs spokesman said: “The last thing we want for our patients is having their bank holiday spoilt by not being able to take regular medication. “For those with long-term health problems, taking daily medication is an important part of their treatment, and many are at risk of suffering serious attacks or hospital stays if medical supplies run out.“With this in mind, Lincolnshire CCGs are appealing to patients, their families and carers to check now that they have enough daily medication … [Read more...] about Order prescriptions ahead of Easter Bank Holiday
How long does an ordonnance (medical prescription) remain valid for? D.D. An ordinary prescription for medicines remains valid for three months – after this your pharmacist no longer has the right to dispense ... To read the remaining 85% of this article, you need to either Subscribe now to The Connexion and benefit from access to our archived articles since 2006 Freedom Subscription Pay every three months. Our most flexible subscriptionSubscription automatically renews so you don't miss an edition (but you can switch this off at any time!) 1 Year Subscription (12 editions) (Our best value offer) 1 year of great reading in print and onlineSubscription automatically renews so you don't miss an edition (but you can switch this off at any time!). … [Read more...] about How long is a prescription for medicine valid for?