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TimesUnion.Com: Issue Behind $30G In Unused Drugs
March 28, 2012, 9:47 am
Filed under: News

By Paul Grondahl   Updated 10:35 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2012

COHOES — John McDonald will have to send more than $30,000 worth of unopened and expired mail-order prescription drugs and medical supplies off to Texas to be incinerated.   And it makes him sick to have to do it.   “Look at this waste. It’s unbelievable,” said McDonald, an owner of the family business, Marra’s Pharmacy, who is also mayor of Cohoes. He had never seen anything like it in 25 years as a pharmacist.   Family members of a deceased man in his late-60s, a retired county worker who was not a Marra’s customer, recently brought in dozens of bottles of pills, insulin, boxes of diabetic test strips and other supplies to treat diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease and allergies.

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