I was at the doctor recently and he was running behind. And not just a few minutes, either. TWO hours. As is my habit, I opened all the cabinets and drawers and had a good poke around the place. He didn’t have the kind of gloves I like and I am stocked up on gauze so I didn’t score anything useful. But in an unlocked cupboard he did have about 100 samples of a drug called Provigil which I found out later is a medication used to treat the drowsiness associated with narcolepsy, shift work, and sleep apnea.
He also had depakote which is used to treat bipolar disorder and a bunch of effexor. I was very surprised that he had all this stuff just jammed into the unlocked cabinet. I know the samples were free to him but he’s a family practitioner and it seemed unwise and unsafe to have such powerful medication just laying around. Swiping gloves is one thing; swiping drugs is a whole other ball of wax. I left them all there partly because I have no legitimate use for them and mostly because I fear arrest. I found out from the staff at his office that he is a good doctor but his office runs about as well as a one-legged dog so sloppy control of his samples did not surprise them.
Surely drug pushers are not permitted to leave samples of controlled substances. Right? But a drug that is prescribed to keep people awake and is labeled as potentially habit-forming is maybe not such a good thing to leave unsecured. And before anyone gives me shit about poking through his cupboards, I *could* have been looking for a fucking tissue. So save your sanctimonious bullshit for someone else, mmmkay?