Archive for the 'Pharmacies' Category

Im dreaming of a Crackhead Christmas.

I hate the holidays. There, I said it.  We should take the Christ out of Christmas and throw in Crack.  Call it Crackmas from here on out, because that is the kind of shit myself and other retail pharmacists need to deal with on a daily basis this time of the year.  Soma and Norco […]

Friday, December 20th, 2013

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

Be a dick, get a gift card!

A wise man (OK, its my employer, fine) told me that the smartest investment a business can make is in its employees.  That’s right, happy employees mean productive employees which are good for the customer, business, everyone. I sure as shit wouldn’t be happy if my employer rewarded complete dickhead patient behavior with gift-cards.  In […]

Monday, March 14th, 2011

We wish you a merry Crackmas!

Here are a few things that I have written to celebrate the overly-medicated holiday season: The 12 days of Crackmas: On the twelfth day of Crackmas, my pharmy sent to me: Twelve Prior Auths, On the eleventh day of Crackmas, my pharmy sent to me: Eleven Screaming Patients, On the tenth day of Crackmas, my […]

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

The truth about California pharmacy tech licenses

Pharmacy tech schools/programs are cropping up around here in California like herpes after the prom.  I, for one, am sick and tired of these schools duping young ignorant students into handing over their hard-earned money to get some half-assed education when they can avoid it all together.  Thats why my friends, I am going to […]

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Bribing patients with gift cards

Unlike some angry websites out there, I will never make you send money to a politician campaign fund for articles (who will just be bribed by your employer to sit there and do nothing like most politicians.  More Kool-Aid anyone?)  No briber..er..contributions needed here, we only serve raw recycled rants with some filler thrown in […]

Monday, July 27th, 2009

A profession of fighting

Has anyone but myself noticed how pharmacy has turned into a profession of nothing but fighting? Fighting patients: Early refills, lost medications, the lies, the bullshit, “Do you have any other insurance cards?”, “What do the pills look like again?”, “There is no way you should be out of those yet!”, “Who told you to […]

Monday, July 13th, 2009

One pharmacy to rule them all…

Going along with my previous (and popular) socialized medicine post, I have a solution from the pharmacy aspect that I thought of while reading some responses to it. You see, we shouldn’t have the folks like Walgreens, Rite-Aid (if they are still around), CVS, and the hundreds of independents profiting off of the pain and […]

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

ePrescribing for eIdiots

ePrescribing is the stupidest thing to come to pharmacy to date.  It serves no point, it causes MORE errors, plus it costs pharmacies upward of $0.30/rx to receive each prescription. Lets take a realistic look at this.  Next time you are at work, tally up how many refill requests you send to doctors a day.  […]

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

When chains rule the world…

Although they sure as hell don’t realize it, PBM’s (like ScamImp-..er..MedImpact)  really do need small independents to continue their existence. Imagine if you will, when all of the PBM’s have driven all of the little guys out of business.  No more mom and pop stores as far as the eye can see.  Sure, this might […]

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

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