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The FDA obviously hates the public and needs to lay off the crack pipe.

Submitted by a shitpot full of people, the FDA has gotten this wonderful idea to allow people (read: idiots) to buy Rx prescriptions OTC using a kiosk rather than a Doctor to issue the Rx. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/apr/29/fda-may-let-patients-buy-drugs-without-prescriptio/?page=all The jist of the article (for those too lazy to read it), is that you would go to a […]

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

The true story about Retail Pharmacists and Twitter Doctors

Ive been asked on more than one occasion (by MDs), why the ‘Angry Doctors’ on Twitter have such a strong Pharmacist following.  Since I have undertaken the task of being the official spokesperson of Pharmacy on twitter, I decided to turn this answer into a well though out response vs a 120 character tweet. If […]

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

EXTREME UNPROFESSIONAL MAKEOVER -or- PIMP MY UNPROFESSIONALISM

I’m taking a break from my usual silence (I think i’ve flogged the welfare crackwhore/dumbshit patient enough) to comment on a few important points.  Social sites and you. Thats right, Facebook, Twitter, etc and the drama/flak they cause (as well as the laughs). I want to start with a story.  When I was a lowly […]

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

The MD’s guide to an RPh

Lets face it, part of our jobs is dealing with Doctors of all shapes, sizes and colors.  As you can see from this website, Pharmacists are a unique and special bunch.  I hope this guide helps our MD readers out there (you cant hide from us!) understand and interact with us a bit easier.  If […]

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Why help those who refuse to help themselves?

There is a common saying that goes “You cannot help someone who will not help themselves”.  Pharmacists deal with patients like these day in and day out.  Patients who get prescriptions from their doctor only to have them sit unused on the shelves to be brought to you for refills months after months.  These are […]

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Most complex concept in medicine – the Do Not Substitute box

I’ve ranted about how DAW-1s in the past, however a good chunk of “doctors” out there cant seem to understand exactly what it means when that “Do Not Substitute” box is checked.  I use the word “doctors” in quotes because I am also referring to people who write prescriptions such as NP, PA’s and the […]

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Phone-in Rx’s for Dummies

Dear Staff of Doctors Offices Everywhere, There is an obvious lack of common knowledge in Doctors office as to the “proper” way to phone in an Rx.  So I have taken upon myself to give you all a little guideline to hang up in your office so you and/or your office staff don’t become a […]

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Brain between your ears, not in the palm of your hand

This entry is dedicated to all of the PA’s and NP’s out there who use a hand-held device (palm pilot, iphone, whatever) to dose medications. STOP FUCKING USING THEM. Lets be completely honest here. We are both professionals so we can have this conversation.  Do you really think a welfare mother of 4 is going […]

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Truth about DAW-1

I really get angry when I see a DAW-1 on a prescription.  To me, a DAW-1 without a good reason is like saying “Hey pharmacist bitch, do what I say right now because I’m the doctor and I know whats best in drug-land”.  Bzzt, welcome to AngryPharmacyLand. For those who don’t work in medicine, a […]

Friday, December 12th, 2008

The woes of new prescriptions

Lets face it, pharmacists are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to new prescriptions.  To be more blunt like this, we get bent over and the only choice is between what brands of lube we do (or dont) get. Verbal Call Ins:Usually from someone who has close to zero medical knowledge, […]

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

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