Addictive prescription drugs are flying off the shelves — and not in the hands of paying customers. Pill robberies are becoming such a problem in the US that the NYPD wants to start planting fake prescription drug bottles with embedded GPS chips in pharmacies to help the cops bust thieves after heists.
The plan will be announced by New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at Bill Clinton’s Health Matters Conference today. In addition to the high-tech tracking, the cops are also providing individual consulting on security measures to the 6000-odd pharmacies in New York City. [AP/WaPo via Betabeat]