NCPA's Keith Hodges discusses pharmacy robberies, Rx abuse in CNN segment

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As part of a series on prescription drugs in America, CNN’s “American Morning” program on Wednesday hosted Safeguard My Meds spokesman and National Community Pharmacists Association executive committee member Keith Hodges to discuss pharmacy robberies and prescription drug abuse in a segment called “Pharmacies as Targets.”

“Prescription drug use is on the rise, especially over the last 10 to 15 years, and pharmacies are an easy target,” Hodges told CNN reporter Kiran Chetry.

According to the CNN report, there have been 1,800 pharmacy robberies in the past three years. Hodges, owner of Gloucester Pharmacy in Gloucester, Va., reported he had experienced attempted break-ins by would-be thieves at his pharmacy and has installed a state-of-the-art security system.

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