Archive for December, 2007

Dr “4 Degrees” and the Caps-Lock key eludes him

Sometimes all I need to do is to just check my email for a laugh: for the pill counting pharmisist why is he playing drr?HE ISNT THE ONE WITH A MEDICAL DEGREE AND ITS NOT HIS DEA NUMBER AT STAKE AND THERE IS NO LEGAL WAY HE KNOWS THE PATIENT HISTORY.TOO MANY PHARMASCIST WANT TO […]

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Medicare Part D – Mexican Food and NPI

First off, Merry Xmas to everyone. The 1st is looming closer and closer.  For those in you not in pharmacy, the best way I can describe the feeling is as such. You just ate at this Mexican food restaurant.  The food was good, but you have this feeling in the back of your mind that […]

Monday, December 24th, 2007

ATAP: ADD Meds

The primary reason that I haven’t touched ADD meds with a 10 foot pole its because its just asking for me to get the bad-parent-patrol firebombing my site for me implying that only about 25% of the cases of ADD are diagnosed correctly; and the remainder are just parents who don’t want to deal with […]

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

ATAP: What we think by looking at your Rx’s

I LOVE your blog! It’s the only “personal” blog that I bother to read. I’m not a pharmacist, but my, uh, passion? for medicine has led to the nickname “Walgreens” from some friends and coworkers… :-/ Alright, here’s my question… what do pharmacists think about people who have a buprenorphine script? I’ve never felt akward […]

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

ATAP: Ambien for depression?

This was sent from an MD to both the DrugNazi and myself. Here is my take on it. I know you both probably think Ambien is bad medicine…. If you don’t, I do. Eh, for occasional use its perfectly fine (especially if the patient just had a traumatic event/surgery/etc). Obviously if the patient needs 30 […]

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Medicare Part D 2008 – Please Not Again

Does anyone but me have this feeling of impending doom about the first of the year?  For those not in the know, a whole bunch of Medicare Part D plans are changing/merging/switching/etc as of the first of the year.  I know that HealthNet (I think its HeathNet) is switching processors, and there are about 4 […]

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Whats with the retail hateage?

Original is here Before I tear this poster a new one, in his defense the last paragraph: I know I’ll get flamed for all of this by the retail pharmacists who read this for being too idealistic and for not even being out of pharm school yet, but I’ve seen what pharmacy can be. Ah, […]

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Yay, moral hate mail!

The entire tirade about retail pharmacy is here My last comment…the one I’m sure will draw fire, is regarding the Birth Control Pill argument…. I am on your side that moral and religious believes should play no role in pharmacy dispensing… Refusal to dispense based upon those things goes against everything the healthcare industry stands […]

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Real Life Retail 101

Pharmacy schools are notorious for filling their students heads with tales of wonderfulness and gummi-bears when they work in a retail setting.  This is due to a few factors: Pharmacy school professors have not worked in retail for 10+ years. Pharmacy school professors could not cut it as retail pharmacists, hence why they teach. If […]

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Beware of the dreaded shart!

I am going to give you all a very serious warning to a very serious condition that pharmacists (and techs) are prone to. The condition is called Shit-Fart, or Shart.  ICD9: 457.44 You see, Pharmacists/Techs are very prone to catching the dreaded shart due to the following risk factors: Long periods of time standing up […]

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

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