1/15/2013, Police to Use Fake Pill Bottles to Track Drugstore Thieves


The decoy bottles were developed by Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin, a brand of oxycodone, Mr. Browne said, adding that they were already in use in some pharmacies in the United States.

Mr. Kelly announced the initiative at a Clinton Foundation conference in California.

The advent of the decoy bottles has led the New York Police Department to consider a somewhat fanciful idea: that the police may one day be able to track not just bottles, but also individual pills.

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