Archive for January, 2006

This is a true story

Actual conversation between a pharmacist and a nurse. -Phone Rings RPh – “Hello, this is the pharmacy.” RN – “Yes, hello. I am calling to inquire about Mr. Xs medication.” RPh – “OK, what’s going on?” RN – “Well, the problem is this: He’s supposed to get 20 mg of this medication, but you guys […]

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Medication and Lawsuits

So now there are some lawsuits pending against Ortho for their Evra Transdermal Birth-Control Patch. They claim that the patch has a higher concentration of estrogens which can lead to a higher incidence of blood clots and strokes. There is so far at least 1 lawsuit pending for it. I got $20 that the woman […]

Friday, January 20th, 2006

Medicare Part Diaster. The saga continues

After a nice relaxing dinner, a few drinks and a puff of some fine pipe tobacco, i’m ready to bitch more about Medicare Part D(iaster). Things are getting a bit better. Not by much, but a bit. However Argus/Prescription Solutions have totally screwed the pooch yet again. Their servers are STILL unable to handle the […]

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Medicare Part D – Week 2

Welcome to the start of Week 2 of hell, er.. Medicare Part Diaster! Today we have a very very special award. It goes out to Prescription Solutions powered by PacifiCare. Today is the start of week 2, and my place of employment is STILL not enrolled in their Medicare part D program. Last week they […]

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Medicare Part D – Day 2

Day two of the MediCare part D fiasco has come and gone. I must say, that this is the biggest clusterfuck in the last 40 years of pharmacy. For example: Argus Health Systems (a billion dollar company) had its servers taken down for some reason all day. Unfortunally Humara and HealthNet uses Argus’ servers to […]

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

Medicare Part D – Day 1

In the words of my boss: “More people will die because of MediCare Part D than Hurricane Katrina”. In the words of me: “This is a complete and utter clusterfuck”. Its horrible, examples: Patients are being sent to the pharmacy with cards that have the WRONG ID number on them, which forces us to call […]

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

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