Archive for July, 2008

ATAP: What exactly do you do?

Welcome to another installment of Ask The Angry Pharmacist, where the most famous pharmacist on the planet (heh) answers YOUR questions and concerns in a not-so-nice (usually) way! This is a genuine question, so I won’t be burning her at the stake (much) For those of you new here, mail druglord@theangrypharmacist.com with your questions and […]

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

The word of the day is WORK

If anyone would come up to me while I’m filling Rx’s and say “Boy, you look like you’re hard at work” I would just give a casual smile and continue along. However, that line coming from someone who is on welfare is like nails on chalkboard.  On Monday, the busiest day for pharmacies everywhere, having […]

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Paging Dr Dave… Your douche is ready..

Out of your options for refusing to help with the current (non) cutbacks (see, that is what a court order does genius, STOPS something from being implemented, hence NO 10% cut….oh, skip trying to explain THIS to a pharmacist) I must take option 3 below. Genius? Me? Did you even read the first paragraph of […]

Friday, July 18th, 2008

You’re either with us or … a huge douche!

As you have read before, California instated a 10% cut for its Medicaid Rx reimbursement.  However, last Saturday the courts overturned the ruling until 8/11/08.  Their computer systems still have the 10% cut, but they will let us know how they wish to deal with that ball of wax once the shit stops falling from […]

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Only the pain pills please

This is a note that I get paperclipped by my clerks to an Rx on a somehwhat daily basis.  Gee, what other med would this person ever need when he/she is getting vicodin and soma? For your information (and morbid curiosity), the “other med” was some lisinopril.  A whopping $6 worth of medication and although […]

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Thanks for letting me know you’re not an addict

Never fails.  I write a long rant about some addict and pain pills and no less than 3 months later I have 100 comments that all start with: “I’m a chronic pain patient that takes 120 norco a month blah blah blah life story life story life story I dont think its fair that you […]

Friday, July 4th, 2008

California Medicaid Cuts – Ground Zero

Yesterday the California Medicaid system (Medi-Cal) cut reimbursements by 10% across the boards for Doctors, Dentists and Pharmacies.  For pharmacies this was both the dispensing fee AND the drug cost reimbursement. Yesterday is also the day where if your MediCal Rx costs over $150, pharmacies will lose money due to the state reimbursing below the […]

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

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