News Release
For Immediate Release
July 30, 2010

Former Wal-Mart Pharmacist Sentenced for Unlawfully Dispensing Prescription Controlled Substances

JUL 30 -- CONCORD, NH : John F. Reilly, a 60-year-old resident of Dover, New Hampshire and former Pharmacist-in-Charge of the Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Newington, NH, was sentenced yesterday to 14 months of incarceration for unlawfully dispensing prescription controlled substances and unlawfully misbranding the prescription drugs.

Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and US Attorney John P. Kacavas announced that during a 27 month period from 2004 to 2006, Reilly, in his official capacity as a pharmacist, illegally dispensed over 600 Schedule II Oxycodone tablets and over 6000 Schedule III tablets including hydrocodone and codeine to a single customer of the Wal-Mart Pharmacy. Reilly voluntarily surrendered his pharmacist license to the State of New Hampshire in 2007.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division; the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations; the New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy; and the Newington Police Department.