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The dreaded RTS

What is the public enemy number 1 of any pharmacy?  No, its not the patients. Its the dreaded RTS bin. Thats right! The Return To Stock bin.  The glorious bin of drugs that patients called in to have refilled “RIGHT NOW” yet never got off their lazy asses to come and pick up.  You know, […]

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

ATAP: Returned to Stock

Today we have another episode of Ask The Angry Pharmacist, where our very own TAP answers YOUR questions about life, pharmacy, drugs, and why that soma is too early to be filled! Today we have a question by Adrienne: Dear TAP, Your rants are fantabulous. I agree with you and share your disgust. Thanks for […]

Friday, August 29th, 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 with your questions and […]

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Not so hypothetical situation

OneAngryTech ( wrote in: Ok.. Pharmacist(s): Time for WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Cash-Patient A comes into your pharmacy with 2 prescriptions, 1 for Vicodin and 1 for Xanax. The prescription for Vicodin is 100 tabs, TID and Xanax is doesn’t matter. Patient inquires as to the price for the Xanax, but not the Vicodin. Your […]

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Is the insurance company telling the truth?

This is a comment by a “Med Student” to that 4-degree doctor comment. I love getting emails from students. — Part 1 — I completely understand what this Dr. is talking about. I always have problems with insurance at the end of year, start of new one. I have chronic pain and also am on […]

Monday, January 7th, 2008


The primary reason that I haven’t touched ADD meds with a 10 foot pole its because its just asking for me to get the bad-parent-patrol firebombing my site for me implying that only about 25% of the cases of ADD are diagnosed correctly; and the remainder are just parents who don’t want to deal with […]

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

ATAP: What we think by looking at your Rx’s

I LOVE your blog! It’s the only “personal” blog that I bother to read. I’m not a pharmacist, but my, uh, passion? for medicine has led to the nickname “Walgreens” from some friends and coworkers… :-/ Alright, here’s my question… what do pharmacists think about people who have a buprenorphine script? I’ve never felt akward […]

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

ATAP: Ambien for depression?

This was sent from an MD to both the DrugNazi and myself. Here is my take on it. I know you both probably think Ambien is bad medicine…. If you don’t, I do. Eh, for occasional use its perfectly fine (especially if the patient just had a traumatic event/surgery/etc). Obviously if the patient needs 30 […]

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Why do people still think Marijuana can be prescribed?

As a pharmacist what type of medical marijuana abuse do you see? I see tons of abuse, and zero Rx’s. MJ is a C-1 narcotic like Heroin, LSD, and PCP. It cannot be “prescribed” or “dispensed” legally in the good ole USA. I’m in college and I always hear of Doctors illegally prescribing Marijuana to […]

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Can’t feed me that info and expect a serious answer!

This is an honest question. Every month I call the computer at Walgreens to have my monthly prescription refilled. I always give the computer a pickup time that is hopelessly optimistic. I usually don’t really pick it up until 12 to 36 hours after the time I entered. Am I a bad person? You go […]

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

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