Summary:

Paragraph 2 reads:  "A store employee said Boyd called and ordered a refill on Celexa for depression and Xanax, a tranquilizer, for herself."

Paragraphs 6 & 7 read:  "The deputy arrested Boyd and found several new and unopened items, including Myoflex cream, Gynecort cream, Altoids, Barbie Band-aids, Crest toothpaste and an American flag pin in her purse. A discarded box for the Myoflex was found by a store employee in an aisle near the display."

"The items scanned into the store computer for a total of $21.36, and the clerk said Boyd had only paid for one of the creams."

Since mania is listed in the Physicians Desk Reference as a side effect or adverse reaction to Celexa, then kleptomania can be implied as a side effect of Celexa in this case.

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Woman charged with obtaining prescription drugs
Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, SC)
December 29, 2002
Author: From staff reports; Herald-Journal
Estimated printed pages: 2


A Boiling Springs woman accused of calling a pharmacy for a prescription for herself was arrested Saturday.
Mary Alice Boyd, 32, of 3000 Old Furnace Road was charged with obtaining drugs by fraud and shoplifting after she arrived at Eckerd's on Valley Falls Road.

A store employee said Boyd called and ordered a refill on Celexa for depression and Xanax, a tranquilizer, for herself.

He said she used the name of a doctor but could not give the necessary information for the phone-in and became confused about the strengths of the medicine, a report stated.

The employee checked with the doctor who said the prescription had not been approved and advised him to call the police.

A Spartanburg County sheriff's deputy arrived and saw Boyd receive the drugs from the pharmacy.

The deputy arrested Boyd and found several new and unopened items, including Myoflex cream, Gynecort cream, Altoids, Barbie Band-aids, Crest toothpaste and an American flag pin in her purse. A discarded box for the Myoflex was found by a store employee in an aisle near the display.

The items scanned into the store computer for a total of $21.36, and the clerk said Boyd had only paid for one of the creams.

Boyd was released from the Spartanburg County jail on a $3,000 surety bond.

Section:  Upstate
Page:  B3
Index Terms: Upstate
Copyright 2002 Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, SC)
Record Number:  10B353EC27563C78

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