Archive for the 'Insurance Companies' Category

Paying the PBM’s to service them.

So I had this nice 2014 post queued up that involved: Me shutting down the site and hanging it up. Me meeting this awesome hospital pharmy named Michelle who has (of all else) a totally awesome cooking website that (used to) throw down f-bombs worse than yours truly AND wrote a kick-ass cook-book (plus she […]

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

A pharmacist example for non-pharmacists.

Holy shit, its almost been a year. No, Im not dead.  Just took a small vacation from the site.  Family, work, etc.  It happens. Ive been going through the (years worth) of comments posted to this site, and from what I can see, they seem to follow a common trend: Im an asshole, and all […]

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

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

Shooting yourself in the foot, 10% at a time.

Something bad happened in California this year.  Something very very bad.  Something so improperly thought out that it could ONLY happen in California.  Something so horrible that it forces you to wonder if the person who came up with this was drunk, stoned, or just an absolute fucking idiot. I’m of course, talking about the […]

Friday, December 9th, 2011

How to succeed at retail pharmacy according to the chains

So during my 0.004 second lunch during the clusterfuck of a day after a holiday, I checked out this article on DrugTopics.  Nothing special at face value, however this paragraph really bugged me: Several factors led Morton’s executives to make the decision to sell most of its retail pharmacy business. “It’s the declining reimbursement environment, […]

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Antitrust, Chain/PBM’s, Independents and You

Think of this senerio: The owners of 3 independant pharmacies go out for dinner.  During the dinner they talk about how (for a very accurate yet hypothetical example) low MedImpacts MAC’s are compared to other insurance companies.  During the discussions they rabble on about how they cannot do business at COST + $0.75 and jointly […]

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

HealthNet & CVS/Caremark – Screwing the pooch for 2010!

Sorry for the lack of updates.  Between vacation, work/life, and lack of good and funny rants things have been sorta slow here.  I intend to fix that for 2010. One rant twice monthly if it kills me.  Too many posts don’t get the awesome comments, and too little makes people lose interest in the site. […]

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

The big socialized medicine post

Here I will give my thoughts and viewpoint on the current push to give people socialized medicine in the US.  Feel free to chime in on what you think. As all of you are quite aware, there is a push in this country to give every man-woman-child government sponsored health-care.  Here I will tell you […]

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Workmans Comp – The working mans welfare

Every pharmacist has had to deal with Workman’s Compensation prescriptions at some point in their careers.  They usually involve paper billing (although now Express Scripts, RESTAT and others have made them electronic) and a lot of begging/paperwork to get paid. Pharmacists see this all the time, but its a little known fact that work-comp has […]

Sunday, June 14th, 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

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