Archive for July, 2007

Pharmacists, Narcs, and why you think we’re assholes

Some people think that pharmacists are assholes. Funny how these are the same people who want their 30 day supply of Vicodin filled after 10 days. I’ll just give you all at home an insight as to why we are the way we are. If you’re a pharmacist at home (or play one on TV) […]

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Addiction vs Dependence

I know with the latest Oxycontin crap hitting the fan, people are throwing around the word “addiction” like its going out of style. Let me clarify a few points here. Addiction is NOT the same as Dependence. People associate withdrawal symptoms with addiction. Fact of the matter is, it appears with both. Example: Patient is […]

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Lies part Duex

Why do patients think they can boldface lie to us and we won’t find out? It boggles my mind. Case in point: Woman brings in an Rx for Tylenol #4 #200. I run this Rx through her insurance and it comes back rejected (surprise surprise) saying she recieved 125 from another pharmacy 4 days ago. […]

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Oxycontin, addiction, and general stupidity

So, it looks like Purdue got dinged like 600 kerzillion dollars because “misleading the public about the painkiller‘s risk of addiction”. There are websites cropping up about class action lawsuits against the company, blah blah blah. AMERICA! THIS IS WHY THE COST OF YOUR MEDICATION IS SO FUCKING HIGH!!! You think a bullshit lawsuit like […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Best Pharmacy Haiku Ever!

Sandi sent me this Haiku that she wrote. I swear it should be in every pharmacy out there. you have a new card crystal ball isn’t working we must have the card insurance says no you say the answer is yes who do I believe insurance won’t pay the prescription is too soon come back […]

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

The woman who cleared our store.

This is so bad that I just have to make it its own entry. A few weeks ago (yeah, its been that long) this woman came into our store. Now I’m in the back doing what I do best (filling vicodin and soma), when I noticed the girls in front start go get funny looks […]

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

Oh Boy!

Ah, you all know that I love a good hate-mail. you’re all a bunch of ingrates. like WE’RE supposed to read your minds? ya’ll make a TON of money and have the nerve to have a power trip about it at the same time. We don’t expect you to read our minds. We assume that […]

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Rules to go by when visiting your pharmacy AKA Manners

I get the winners of life coming into my store. Some of them I just want to smack and strangle. Here are some tips for those at home for a delightful pharmacy experience. If you are on the state dime, I expect a “please” and “thank you” when I fill your prescription. Being rude to […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Give me all the information right now.

Yeah, its been a while since I’ve posted. Sorry about that. Work, drinking, yanno the routine. There is one thing that makes me go from zero to postal; not telling me all the information I need to know right from the get-go. This list might be a bit rehashed, but I’m having a really bad […]

Monday, July 16th, 2007

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