Archive for March, 2008

There is no pill that will cure stupidity

All pharmacies have patients like this. The village idiot.  Always really late or really early.  Cant manage to take 3 medications (all once a day, at the same time) correctly.  You think you are doing him a favor by putting all of his medications in weekly planners or blister pack, only to have a plastic […]

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Arg, funny entry went poof.

Alright.  I tried to lighten things up a bit by posting a funny entry that I did over a year ago but never made public.  Unfortunately I got the YEAR wrong when I set the date upon which to publish it.  Its visible, just back with entries dated around the end of 1/2007.  Go team […]

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Doing other people’s jobs

Now I don’t mind explaining to people how their medication works, how to take it, and what it does.  Its part of the job, and to be honest /most/ pharmacists really enjoy doing things like that (if they arent swamped to all hell).  We go to school to learn stuff to share with the general […]

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Ads, bills, the usual

One of the problems with writing entries that piss off a big portion of the online community is that you draw a ton of people to your site.  That little diabetic stint along with pissing off most of the chain pharmacists pushed my web hosting bill through the roof.  Yeah, I’m a pharmacist.  Yeah, I […]

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Taking responsibility for yourself

After letting that little diabetic rant stew for a few days (Oh, the uppity folk who pitched a bitch-fest came from here. Notice how almost ALL of them are on insulin and proudly display their insulin pumps and a1c score.  Now notice how the people I was bitching about probably think an insulin pump is […]

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Oh jeezus, I pissed off the diabetics now.

Ah look, the diabetics come out of the woodwork. WATCH OUT, I HAVE CANDY AND I’M NOT AFRAID TO USE IT! I would like to point out that below I refer to diabetes as a ‘condition’ and not a ‘disease’. See, those PC/sensitivity classes are paying off. On the other hand, when I piss people […]

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Glucose testing for fun and profit

Why must people be obsessed with testing their blood sugar?  Its about 3 times a week where I run into the typical uncompliant patient who needs a refill on 100 test strips they picked up 2 weeks earlier.  A quick scan of their profile shows only oral meds, no insulin, and uncompliance.  So then the […]

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Cherrypicking

I hate cherry-picking pharmacies.  If you are new to this term, this is what it means. Cherry-picking is the act of filling a bunch of easy Rx’s for a patient, then giving the Rx back (with the filled Rx’s crossed out) to the patient telling him/her to go to another pharmacies to get the other […]

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

PA/NP/CNM/Janitors with Rx Authority

Why is it that 9 out of 10 Rx’s with a huge glaring mistake are written by NP/PA/CNM/Janitors who somehow got prescriptive authority before the people who actually went to school to learn about drugs? Maybe its just where I’m at the PA/NP cribs are painted with lead paint, but its to the point now […]

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Airborne, wasting your money since around 1998

So, it has come to my attention (a few days ago) that Airborne must pay 25 million due to a lawsuit claiming that it didn’t work. Some highlights include: Airborne not proven to work The “clinical study” was preformed by a couple of random dillholes and probably was just made up If you purchased airborne, […]

Friday, March 7th, 2008

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