Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind., Rod Spaw column
Feb 04, 2013 (Herald-Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Warning still sound even if not all true
Q: This photo was on Facebook. It sounds delicious! Wanna check it out and see if it's for real
A: Attached to this question was a digital image of a flier about "Strawberry Quick," a type of "flavored" methamphetamine the flier cautioned was being circulated in schools.
This warning has been orbiting the Internet and social media sites since at least 2007. Snopes.com, the Internet rumor debunking site, labels this one a mixture of true and false. While police have seized colored methamphetmine that resembles candy, Snopes.com said, reports of flavored meth are hard to confirm.
The Indiana Meth Suppression Team at the Indiana State Police post in Bloomington advised that methamphetamine can be easily sized, colored and packaged to resemble candy. The ISP said it has had not had any reports in the Bloomington area of meth being altered specifically to target children, but warned that the highly addictive drug can create dependency with a single use.
With a hook like that, what difference does a flavor make
Pharmacy board will take your concerns
Q: Is there a consumer and/or government agency where customers can express concerns regarding a pharmacy I am frustrated with the number of times I have been told "There is no record of your prescription." At first, I thought it was a matter of my constant bad luck, but it appears this is not true after conversing with other customers. Is there an agency that will review how a pharmacy performs and analyze where and how to correct problems
A: The Indiana Board of Pharmacy regulates pharmacies in the state. You can contact the pharmacy board by email at pla4@pla.IN.gov or by calling 317-232-298.
Pharmacy board director Gregory R. Pachmayr advised by email that consumers also may file complaints about a pharmacy with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General at www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2434.htm. You can request a complaint form by calling 1-800-382-5516.
A reader called to suggest I try toll-free directory assistance by ATT. The number is 1-800-555-1212, and when you call, a virtual attendant prompts you to say the name of the party whose 800 number you are seeking. Then, it searches for a match.
When I asked for The Herald-Times, the attendant responded, "Did you say 'national alliance' " I tried again, and it said, "Did you say 'behavioral science' " Darned southern Indiana accent.
Eventually, it gave up and referred me to a website, http://tollfreeda.com, which also couldn't find a number for The Herald-Times. It's 1-800-422-0070.
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