Walter Mencken 11 a.m., May 24
Pharmacist loses license for stealing dangerous drugs
Mario Olivares caught on concealed camera
The state Board of Pharmacy has revoked the license of Mario G. Olivares, who worked as a pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy on Avocado Boulevard in La Mesa. Audits revealed that large amounts of Restoril (temazepam), a controlled substance used to treat insomnia, were missing.
Covert cameras were installed to catch the person responsible. On three occasions in 2011, Olivares was seen on video footage removing bottles of 100 capsules after the pharmacy was closed. This led to his losing his license.