Archive for August, 2005

Welcome to India!

Insurance companies have hit an all time low. Not only do they: Change card info without telling anyone Pay us cost + $1.50 for medications Leave you on hold for 30 min before they tell you the card info was changed. Did I mention they change the damn card information and dont tell anyone? But […]

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

The land of milk and honey

For a friday, work was pretty slow today. However there was one aspect of it that really made me angry. Turns out this family immigrated here from Thailand last month. Now i’m not one bit against immigration (being eldest of a 3rd generation immigrant family), however I am against people just using the good american […]

Friday, August 12th, 2005

Telephoned Prescriptions

Its common knowledge that a prescription can only get to a pharmacy to be filled 3 different ways: Written Rx Fax Telephone Now lets focus on the third one, telephone. State law allows prescriptions to be phoned in by a doctor or a doctor’s agent. “Doctors Agent” pretty much means anyone with a pulse. It […]

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Everyone can write prescriptions!

Its amazing how the medical community has ‘evolved’ in the past few years. Back when I started this profession, only Doctors (MD/DO/DDS/DVM/etc) and Nurse Practioners/PA’s could write prescriptions. Everyone was happy, and the world was at peace. Well some idiot decides to allow Certified Nurse Midwifes and Holistic Medicine (or some bullshit like that) to […]

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Prior Authorizations

Talk to any pharmacist and mention the word “Prior Authorization” to watch him/her instantly have a hemmoragic stroke. Prior authorizations (PA, or TAR to some) are a way insurance companies say “Sure, we’ll cover this medication if you sing us a little song, dance us a little dance, and fill out these 100000 forms”. They […]

Saturday, August 6th, 2005

Introduction

What you are to read may offend and even will piss you off. Its the daily ramblings and venting of a young pharmacist who works in a not-so-great part of town. If you are offended easily, then please, just turn off your computer and dont log into the internet ever again. We already have too […]

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

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