Archive for February, 2009

Why I hate Plavix Reps

Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi Plavix reps are on the top of my drug-rep shit list.  Lets take a trip down memory lane a few years ago. A long time ago (2006 to be exact),  there was generic Plavix on the market.  While Plavix remained at $5/tablet, the generic was (if I remember correctly) $20/#100.  I know it […]

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Calling ahead – How hard is it?

Every retail pharmacist in every pharmacy around the world have dealt with this issue. Patient comes in to the pharmacy and wants a refill.  He has 0 refills left on his medication.  You tell him that you need to request refills from the doctor. He gives you a blank stare with the response “but I’m […]

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Patient Handouts – Medicare Part D (With No Medicaid)

As part of my “Dedication to Pharmacy”, I am going to create some patient handouts that you can give to your patients to explain things that you don’t want/have to.  Whether you give these out is by your own professional judgment, HOWEVER I will not be responsible/feel bad if your patient takes his/her business elsewhere. […]

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Hand-Holding with the last tobacco banning post.

I really hate doing clue-bat entries, but from some of the comment/emails I have received regarding my previous post about tobacco sales in pharmacies some/most of you ‘don’t get it’.  Either I worded it wrong, or people just saw “Tobacco + Pharmacy + Stupid” and jumped to conclusions. I’m not saying that pharmacies should sell […]

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Tobacco ban in pharmacies is STUPID

Most (if not all) of you have heard in the news about banning the sales of Tobacco products in pharmacies.  Now I’m sure some of you non-retail people are sitting back in your big expensive chairs and are saying “Well that’s great!  Smoking is bad! Hooray for common sense!  I’m a health care professional and […]

Monday, February 9th, 2009

MediCal pissing in our cornflakes.

I’m sure this post is full of grammar and spelling mistakes. To all the people who like to point them out, go fuck yourself.  I’m a pharmacist, not some soft-science English major douchebag.  If you are the type who likes perfect English and grammar, then go to a squishy website that reeks of deep literary […]

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

A Clinical Pharmacist Error.

Once in a while I get a rather bitter comment from a “Pharmacist” who just got his shiny new degree and license and thinks he knows it all.  Now I was going to let you (the readers) be ‘The Angry Pharmacist’ for the day and give this guy a new ass-chewing, but I figured that […]

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

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