Mirgaux does that with every prescription, but it's prescriptions for the painkillers Oxycontin, Percocet, and Diazepam that are getting all the attention in Florida. Two pharmacies there may be sued because a woman died of a drug overdose after her prescriptions for these drugs were filled. Pharmacist Ben Tally says pain medications are different than others because extent of pain is hard to diagnose. "Because pain is subjective," Tally says. "There's no way for you to know if someone has something."
Even so, a pharmacist in Florida allegedly gave the woman a 30 day prescription of a painkiller just four days after she had just received a 30 day supply. Tally says all pharmacies are tied into a third party network and if this indeed did happen, it should have risen a red flag on the computer. "If it was filled four days later, a 30 day supply or something like that, they should have said no, there is no way this is going to work," Tally says.