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Sean Avery Gets Arrested

October 12, 2015   Mike   2 Comments


According to 27east.com, former NHL player Sean Avery was arrested on September 30 after a traffic stop in Southampton, New York. The publication also noted that Avery:

... was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors.

Sean Avery's Reaction

On October 6 (the same date as the article by 27east.com), Sean Avery posted the following information on Twitter:

The tweet appears to be a list of prescriptions (we do not claim to know whom these prescriptions are for). Avery suggests that we have some fun with this one, so we decided to do so. We were curious about the blacked-out information in the drug description column and so we decided to try our luck researching the column labeled as NDC Numbers.

NDC Numbers

According to the US Food and Drug Administration:

The Drug Listing Act of 1972 requires registered drug establishments to provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with a current list of all drugs manufactured, prepared, propagated, compounded, or processed by it for commercial distribution. (See Section 510 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (Act) (21 U.S.C. § 360)). Drug products are identified and reported using a unique, three-segment number, called the National Drug Code (NDC), which serves as a universal product identifier for drugs. FDA publishes the listed NDC numbers and the information submitted as part of the listing information in the NDC Directory which is updated daily.

Interestingly, the prescription drug list tweeted out by Avery contains a column labeled NDC Numbers. These NDC numbers can easily be looked up using a useful website called DailyMed. We inputted these NDC Numbers for the blacked-out prescriptions from the tweet into the search form at DailyMed. The search results reveal the following connections:

59762306001 - AZITHROMYCIN. According to MedlinePlus, Azithromycin is used to treat certain bacterial infections, such as bronchitis; pneumonia; sexually transmitted diseases (STD); and infections of the ears, lungs, sinuses, skin, throat, and reproductive organs.

00002446230 - CIALIS. According to MedlinePlus, Tadalafil (Cialis) is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence; inability to get or keep an erection), and the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH; an enlarged prostate) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency in adult men.

00121457715, 50383077916 - LACTULOSE. According to MedlinePlus, Lactulose is a synthetic sugar used to treat constipation.

Final Word

An interesting list of prescription medication was posted on Twitter by Sean Avery on October 6. It is not clear to leftwinglock.com whom the prescription list belongs to and we make no claim regarding this matter. The list of redacted drugs have been cross-referenced using the US FDA's database and the NDC Numbers provided on the prescription list. All usage cases of the drugs listed above are provided for educational purposes only. As we have no medical background, we make no claim on the purpose for the intake of this medication.

Comments (2)

  • October 12, 2015 6:05 am

    I can understand 4th degree criminal mischief....after all we're talking about Sean Avery, but the possession thing is strange since all those drugs are legal.

  • October 13, 2015 9:05 am

    When I look at the photo, I believe I see Patient name: Sean Avery, and his address is given as West Broadway, New York, NY. Either way, this is doubly sad: 1) that Sean Avery is still making mischief in his advancing years, and 2) that he's got more health issues that his grandmother. Can someone find this man some dignity?

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