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Experts say the prescription drugs that were stolen from an Enfield warehouse last week may end up for sale on the internet. The www.ctpharmacists.org 35 Cold Spring Road Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3167 (860) 563-4619 Get directions - Is this accurate?This address, phone number, map or business info is not accurate. Confirm CancelThank you for the feedback. More information »">Connecticut Pharmacists Association is urging online consumers to use caution.  WNPR’s Diane Orson reports.

Codes and lot numbers for all the pharmaceuticals stolen from an Eli Lilly and Company warehouse last Sunday have been posted on the Food and Drug Administration website.  Eli Lilly is calling on pharmacists and consumers to check all products for signs of tampering.  Margie Giuliano is executive vice president for the CT Pharmacists Association.  She says it’s likely the stolen drugs will be distributed over the web.

"If consumers are purchasing medications on the internet, they should really know the site that they are purchasing from and insure that the sites have the VIP seal of approval on it, which is the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice site."

Last Sunday’s pharmaceutical heist in Enfield is one of the largest and most audacious of its kind.  In what sounds like a scene out of the movie “Oceans 11”, thieves cut a hole in the roof of the distribution warehouse, rappelled down, disabled the security system and proceeded to haul away $75 million worth of antidepressants and cancer medications.  Enfield police and FBI are investigating. 

For WNPR, I’m Diane Orson.