Archive for April, 2006

Digging in Poop

Now I realize that people do strange things with their medications: flushing it down the toliet, dump it in the sink, vacumning it up, etc. But there is one thing that I cant wrap my mind around: Digging in their poop for it. Now even I like to admire what comes out of my ass […]

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Greed, stupidity, and phony Rx’s

Idiots, all of them idiots. Prescription forgers and people who cheat the system. Today I had one helluva day dealing with the con-artists of the pharmacy world. A patient came in today with an Rx for some Vicodin and Soma (what else). So I bill Medicare Part D for them, and lo-and-behold a month supply […]

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Crystal Ball and crackheads

Happy easter everyone! Hopefully if you’re reading this from work you’re making time-and-a-half. To help you get through another day, heres something for you to think of. We all have those “problem patients”. You know, the ones who know jack and shit about their whole life. They waltz into your pharmacy (usually in some Soma […]

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Mail Order Pharmacies: shove that stamp up your ass.

Apologies to any pharmacist that I may insult with this post. Ah what the hell, you deserve it. Working in retail, mail order pharmacies really piss me off. I mean its not enough that us poor retail people get the “3 months for 1 copay” bullshit rubbed in our faces by our patients, but when […]

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

Prenatal Vitamins & Bat Shit Crazyness

There is one prescription that I know makes every pharmacist get a little bout of acid reflux in their lives: An Rx for some new funky-sounding prenatal vitamin with the big DAW-1 box checked. You know their insurance company isnt going to pay for it. Plus if they do, the’ll only cover a month supply […]

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

AARP, screwing seniors since 1958

Today AARP was a bad bad boy! It turns out that due to a computer glitch between AARP/WHI/Argus, a ton of AARP Medicare part D patients got “disenrolled” or some crap like that. Meaning that a shit-ton of our patients had to call AARP to get their coverage reinstated. Of course is there any notice […]

Monday, April 10th, 2006

iPledge, the stupidest thing to come since Celgene’s STEPS!

This last week I got my first experience with that new iPledge program. Let me backtrack. iPledge is this new system that came out to manage the dispensing of Accutane. You know, the anti-acne medication that if you take it while pregnant causes huge birth defects. So to make themselves feel better at night, they […]

Monday, April 10th, 2006

Argus, the $1.50 hooker of the pharmacy processor industry.

Heres a simple question. Take a company, say, Argus heath systems. A huge company that processes Rx’s for such big names as Humana, Health Net, Blue Shield. You would expect a company of this size to have their shit together when the first rolled around. Nope. Guess again. Not only was Argus’ servers down for […]

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

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