News / 

Oxycontin addict sues doctor and pharmacy

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BARNSTABLE, Mass., Aug 10, 2005 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- A Massachusetts man is suing his doctor and a supermarket chain for his addiction to the powerful painkiller OxyContin.

Robert Haskell claims the defendants are responsible for his overmedication, which led to his addiction, the Boston Herald reports.

Haskell alleges that Dr. Robert Harned of Chatham Medical Associates knew about that he had gotten hooked on OxyContin but continued to write prescriptions.

The suit, filed in Barnstable Superior Court, claims that the pharmacy at a Stop & Shop supermarket should have noticed prescriptions for what Haskell's lawyer called a "medically inappropriate" amount of addictive drugs.

Harned and Stop & Shop refused to comment.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International.

Most recent News stories


Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast