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It had the makings of a perfect fairy tale story: There stood princess Norcoella, her yellow gown flowing in the slight breeze of the crackhead party.  Surrounded by her fellow patrons; crackheads, pushers, dealers, she was on top of the world.  Everyone bowed down to her yellow goodness.  The lied, cheated, faked to get the […]

Monday, October 6th, 2014


I cant believe I’m writing this.  The news is so shocking that my brain cant wrap around exactly how this could be.  I mean, part of me wants to do cartwheels, and another part of me just wants to sit and sob.  Its like I came home to find my wife making out with another […]

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014


So enough with the serious posts about the idiots of the world.  This one is going to give you the knowledge to impress your friends, and frighten your enemies.  In fact, this information might get you laid! Full disclosure: I did only enough research as look on Wikipedia.  Seriously, I was looking up what the […]

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Swimming in the Porcelain Pool

I get a lot of drug ad crap in the mail, but once in a while one really attracts my attention in a real ‘WTF were they thinking’ way. Take Exhibit A: Now Miralax is like Metamucil, it makes you poop.  Now I’m not sure what floats your boat, but if I were constipated and […]

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

XL, ER, and SR (Oh My!)

How many of those at home have gotten an Rx that looks something like this: Wellbutrin 150 QD or Depakote 250 QD or Effexor 75 BID Now how many of those at home after getting these prescriptions felt the urge to slam their face into the counter.  For those not in pharmacy (or for those […]

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Par, generic Toprol XL, and getting even.

Unless you live in a box, you all are well aware that we are in a nationwide Metoprolol Succinate (Toprol XL) shortage. This is caused by Ethex getting spanked by the FDA and not allowing to sell drugs in the US. Now what makes me angry about this, is that the only other manufacturer of […]

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

DTC Advertising

DTC Advertising – Direct to Consumer Advertising. Everyone has seen the “Ask your doctor about whocares, a new drug to help you sleep/screw/be-happy” commercials on the TV. These are the steaming turd in the diaper of medicine. Lets take a stereotypical patient. While he/she is sitting around leeching on the taxpayer dollar watching Judge Judy […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 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

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

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