A story made national news when reports of a Reno man intentionally running over a CHP went viral. According to reports, he stopped to make a routine traffic stop on the I-80 when a Reno man used an F-150 to intentionally hit the CHP and then fled the scene of the accident. Drugs are thought to have been a factor in the accused's decision-making process and the truck used to allegedly strike the motorcycle accident victim was stolen. The fact that the man was on a motorcycle left the injured largely unprotected from the impact and force of the F-150.
Trucks like eighteen wheelers, commercial trucks and moving trucks are all necessary evils. Necessary in that they move goods and people around in a timely and reliable way. Evil in that any mishap a truck makes or sustains can have severe ramifications on the passenger vehicles in the immediate vicinity. While these errors resulting in truck accidents are not usually intentional, they can negatively impact the health of others when injuries are suffered in a truck accident.
Last week, news broke out about a major narcotic trafficking case negatively impacting many members of our community. Many questions remain as to how a Nevada licensed physician could prescribe massive amounts of narcotics for many months without being detected and stopped. Why weren't pharmacies able to discover the scheme and stop it? Why wasn't the Nevada Board of Pharmacy, which is tasked with the administration of the Prescription Monitoring Program, able to detect the scheme and stop it?