Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Okay, but what do you wanna bet the bitch really is crazy?


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A Palm Beach woman is suing Walgreens, saying that when she picked up a prescription she found an extra message attached in the section reserved for patient information _ "CrAzY!!"

Janey Karp, 53, said the prescription she picked up last week for the sleep aid Ambien also said, "She's really a psycho!!! Do not say her name too loud, never mention her meds by names & try to talk to her when ... "The information continued onto another page but was not attached.

Karp is suing the retail chain for defamation, negligent supervision and intentional infliction of emotional distress. "I was devastated, humiliated and embarrassed," Karp said. "I honestly couldn't speak. I was trembling."

Carol Hively, a spokeswoman for the Illinois-based chain, said the incident is being investigated. "The Drug Utilization Review (DUR) includes a notes field intended for the pharmacist to use to enter reminders and patient requests," Hively said. "We want to ensure that our pharmacy employees are acting in a proper and professional manner so we are looking into this matter."

Karp said she lived in Connecticut until August and asked Walgreens employees there to be discreet when discussing her medications. She said employees would often call her name loudly and make reference to her medications.

"My client is not psychotic and not insane or incompetent, but the inference is there. If everybody treated for depression is deemed crazy and psycho, there are real problems," said Karp's attorney, Cathy Lively.

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