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Pharmacists prepared to handle community health crisis

Pharmacists across the area are aware of the increased possibility of a robbery now that 5,000 pain patients are without a doctor.

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Police: Community health crisis may lead to more pharmacy robberies

Police are gearing up for the possibility of more pharmacy robberies now that 5,000 pain clinic patients are without a doctor. It all stems from Dr. William Hedrick closing his nine practices across the state.

FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 2, 2014, file photo, Mother Patricia Mary walks in the hallway at the Mullen Home for the Aged, run by Little Sisters of the Poor, in Denver. Faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans are in federal court Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, to challenge a birth-control compromise they say still compels them to violate their religious beliefs. The plaintiffs include the group of Denver nuns known as the Little Sisters of the Poor, who run more than two dozen nursing homes for impoverished seniors. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Religious nonprofits challenge health law

The groups are appealing to the 10th Circuit in Denver, the court that ruled last year that for-profit companies can join the exempted religious organizations and not provide the contraceptives.