Archive for February, 2007

S – Straight Face

Theres a skill that should be taught in pharmacy school, but isn’t. Its learning how to hold a straight face. All pharmacists, techs, clerks have been in this situation: You are working along, typical day, when a well endowed (not in the good way) woman comes in obviously not wearing a bra. You think to […]

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Humana

Who here wants to drop Humana? Seriously. 2 friggin buck profit from each Rx. Where does Humana get off paying us this? See, this is the inherit problem with the system(tm). Our best customers, the cash paying ones, have to subsidize the losses we take from taking retarded insurance plans like Humana. So who does […]

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

Told ya I’d get hate mail

There seems to be a common theme among my hate mail: well. You’ve hit my hot button. There are people who are allergic to generic drugs Not the active ingredient but the binders dye, glycerin, etc. So are you going to stop counting pills and make up generics yourself? Hate to break it to you, […]

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

Entitlement and Old Folk

You know what pisses me off? When older people want some sort of “Senior Discount”. You heard me, I’m ragging on grandpa here! Nobody is safe from the wrath of The Angry Pharmacist! I am totally against senior discounts. Why? We have to make up that ‘discount’ somewhere else, so we are going to charge […]

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

My Hero, Jim Plagakis

There aren’t many people who I would call my “hero”. So this is really saying something when I write this. Jim Plagakis, you are my hero. Seriously. For those of you with your heads firmly implanted in your anus, Jim Plagakis is a writer for my favorite pharmacy-shitter magazine, Drug Topics. I’ve birthed many brown […]

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

The F in Farmacy stands for Free

Why do patients always expect medication to be free? I’m not talking about something that costs kilo-bucks, but stuff that has like a $3 copay? Example: Person comes in for their monthly HIV medications. Has the balls to stand there and bitch to me how he has to pay a $3.10 copay for each of […]

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

Dos and Donts when asking for Copies/Transfers

Usually my rants are about patients, doctors, the system, etc. This one is about other pharmacies and other pharmacists. We all get copy requests from other pharmacies. For those of you who are playing along at home, when you want your Rx filled at one pharmacy transfered to another pharmacy, there is an unwritten procedure […]

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

The A-Z of Retail Pharmacy

So I had this idea. I read this book called ‘A-Z of Manliness’ written by Maddox. What if I wrote a book called ‘The A-Z of Retail Pharmacy’. Seriously! Get it published, and get professors to make their students buy it! I mean I can explain retail pharmacy a whole lot better than some professor […]

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Albuterol HFA – What the hell?

As you all probably know, good old albuterol (with CFC’s) are no longer being made. No longer can we get an Albuterol MDI by Warrick for 9.95. Now we get “environmental friendly” pieces of shit for $20/each. I recieved a phone call from a friend of mine who works in the People Republic of California. […]

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

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