Archive for November, 2007

Why us retail folk are hard core.

Somedays I stand there at work and wonder why I went to college. Why did I spend 7 years of my life learning all there is about drugs to have some crackhead bitch at me about an early vicodin refill or being the narcotic police. Why do I need to cover the ass of some […]

Friday, November 30th, 2007

I hate Movable Type

Decided to change the layout on the site to something with less pictures. Turns out my hosting bill was through the roof because of all the nice background pictures on the site. Plus people were getting errors from the search and a bunch of other stuff didnt work right. I managed to screw everything up. […]

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Why do people still think Marijuana can be prescribed?

As a pharmacist what type of medical marijuana abuse do you see? I see tons of abuse, and zero Rx’s. MJ is a C-1 narcotic like Heroin, LSD, and PCP. It cannot be “prescribed” or “dispensed” legally in the good ole USA. I’m in college and I always hear of Doctors illegally prescribing Marijuana to […]

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Paging Dr. Blackmail, Dr. Blackmail

This is a topic that I know everyone in pharmacy knows about. Every pharmacist has dealt with it, yet like the floating turd in the punchbowl of medicine, everyone just looks the other way and pretends it doesn’t exist. So thats where I come in. I’m scooping out the turd and asking how it got […]

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Can’t feed me that info and expect a serious answer!

This is an honest question. Every month I call the computer at Walgreens to have my monthly prescription refilled. I always give the computer a pickup time that is hopelessly optimistic. I usually don’t really pick it up until 12 to 36 hours after the time I entered. Am I a bad person? You go […]

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

ATAP (Ask the Angry Pharmacist): Imitrex packaging

Here is my question, though it’s unrelated to today’s post, and it’s not my pharmacist’s fault in the slightest. Why does Imitrex come in those big, folding card packages? Because God and GSK hate you. Actually it’s like that for your enjoyment I love the Imitrex packaging, because it gives me a damn good excuse […]

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Black Monday after Thanksgiving

For as long as Pharmacy has been in existance, there has always been the Black Monday after Thanksgiving. For those not in the profession, since Thanksgiving is always on a Thursday, that weekend (for the doctors and some smaller pharmacies) is always a 4 day weekend that always ends on a Monday. This means that […]

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Dosing Amoxicillin is not Rocket Science

All retail pharmacists see this on a daily basis. A 1 year old get an Rx for some Amoxicillin 250/5. Standard issue. However the sig is “3.4mL tid x10d”. Now what mother with half a fucking brain is going to know how to measure out 3.4mL? Its Amoxicillin for gods sake, not digoxin or something […]

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

White Coat Ceremony – Part Duex

Well well well… Turns out my rant about the White Coat Creremony got mixed reviews according to my mole at the University of the Pacific (from where I heard, is where it all started). Lets take a look at the breakdown: To the professors/staff who hate me for ragging on your precious white coat ceremony: […]

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

The Elderly need to go…

Everyone has the stereotypical elderly patient. Comes in with a smile on her face, and a few flies buzzing around inside her empty head. She comes in, plunks down 10 bottles from 7 different pharmacies, then hands you a fistful of Rx’s and wants them all filled. About 3/4 of what doctor writes for isn’t […]

Friday, November 16th, 2007

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