Archive for June, 2008

Just give it to my kid…

It annoys me how some people send their kids in to pick up their medication.  Not like grown-up teenage kids, but like 8 year olds while they sit in the comfort of their car parked right in front of the pharmacy. Now, its quite often that we need to talk to you about your medication.  […]

Monday, June 30th, 2008

A new name for every provider

The way that I was raised is that people have a First, a Middle, and a Last name.  However, in certain cultures, its customary to take your mothers maiden/uncle/second cousin removed/mothers uncle’s dog/etc name and cram them all into one name that’s about 20 words long. If you wish to have a name that takes […]

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Drug Reps, 30 Day Free Cards and Hatchet Murder

What could make drug reps even more annoying and obnoxious?  Arm them with little plastic coupons for free drugs, that’s how. I want to go on record to say that I hate 3/7/10/30-day one-time-use drug freebie cards.  These bane of my profession entitle the member to a free fill of a certain drug.  We input […]

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Here we go again…

I posted the below comment on Dr. Dino’s blog. You can choose to publish it or silently agree: “Good on you Dino! Pharmacists are glorified cashiers that get a sense of satisfaction because they feel they are ‘saving lives’ from poorly or ineptly written scripts from MDs. P L E A S E pharmacists, stop […]

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Professional courtesy and shitting where you sleep

Am I the only one who gets disgusted quite frequently at our own profession?  Take professional courtesy for example. When a pharmacy calls me for a copy, even if its a chain whom I hate, I always make sure that copy goes into the fax machine as quickly as possible.  When a pharmacist is on […]

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Pet Peeves, number eleventy-billion

Hoverers. You all know the type. They hand off their Rx’s to your clerks, then stand there staring at you. They don’t sit down, wander around, or do anything but stand there at your counter and stare at you. You try to work, but every time you look up, you catch them staring at you. […]

Monday, June 9th, 2008

If first you dont succeed…

As I was taking my customary pharmacy-dookie this morning, I was flipping through the latest Drug Topics when I saw a nice little advertisement for Luvox CR.  Like Disco and bath-houses, someone is trying to bring back Luvox.  Luvox is one of those red-headed stepchildren SSRI’s that never really caught on.  Paxil, Prozac, Celexa, Zoloft […]

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

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