SWIM went to a pharmacy that was in the back and still being a chain pharmacy it wasnt like a big gracery store with lines, he waited till the old lady got her script and left then went up to the counter. He was very embarassed and rehearsed what he was going to say "I need 1cc insulin needles THEY ARE NOT FOR ME" The pharmasist didnt even care but asked "what kind does he need, short, long?" SWIM pretended like he was on the phone and said "Short 30 Gauge" They handed him 1 pack of 10 needles.
He had to give them his ID, they had to write down his name to see how many packs he got.
He also had to buy an inexpensive sharps container, he was told every 7-8 packages he has to return the sharps container so they could be properly disposed of.
They did not treat SWIM like a criminal, there were no questions asked, he has done it 1 other time the only thing is it would be embarassing waiting in line with people behind him hearing what hes saying.
He guesses it all depends on the state though.