There are a bunch of things in life that make my blood boil. However one takes the cake.
I’m working as usual, when out the front window I see some huge luxury SUV roll up with the 1,000 buck a piece spinners. Woman comes out dressed in total bling (rings, jewels, etc). Kids come in all dirty with dirty ass clothes and proceed to tear the store apart.
Woman then hands me a state-aid insurance card.
Now if you were on the state welfare program, why in the fuck would you be driving an SUV that I could barely afford and spend all of your money on bling for you and not your children? Boggles my mind.
Then you sit there and ignore your kids tearing apart my store until I yell at them. Then you have the balls to shoot me a nasty glare for correcting your kids.
I hate you! Since by law I cant charge you any copays for these Rx’s, i’ll make you wait 1000 hours for your Vicodin and Soma and Prometh with Codeine (did I mention she didnt cough once while in the store).
Amazing. Simply amazing.
I had a shitty day today, so I think i’ll rag on my own profession a bit.
wasting her money
First and formost let me get out of the way that I’m licensed to write for planB. Thats right, I took the fruity CE class and got my dr protocol (whom ive never met, but I guess he’s a nice guy?) which allows me to dispense PlanB without a doctors prescription. I even have a nice piece of paper with my name on it that says im smrt!
I’ve seen enough abused, neglicted and mentally fucked up kids to have no moral problems giving the morning after pill. If you dont want that kid, and its going to grow up not loved or cared for and be ‘someone elses problem’ then by all means go ahead.
However, I do have a problem with fucked up uppity pharmacists who confiscate prescriptions and lecture the poor girl on God and Morals and how abortion is wrong and shes a murder, blah blah blah.
Now I have no problems if you have moral objections in filling and you give the Rx back and tell her where to go. You sir/maam are doing the proper and professional thing. Refuse to fill but let them go someplace else. You are excused from this posting.
However, if you are one of those other Rx-snatching doucebag pharmacists, please wash down 100 elavil with a glass of fine Gin and check yourself out of the profession. Actually, dont do that. Post on here how much i’m going to burn in Hell and how I dont care for my patients so I can pubically make fun of you and just hammer my point closer to home as to how much of a douche you guys are. If you dont want to fill, hand the Rx back and tell them where they can fill it. Is that so fucking hard? No, you guys cant do that, you need to make a big stink and shit in the company pool for the rest of us to swim through.
When the girls come in for those medications, they are usually scared, embarrassed, and dont need your harassment. I feel sorry for the poor things because they are usually on the verge of tears because they dont know what else to do. They dont want the kid, they didnt plan on this, and they need help. Exactly what your fucking job is, to help these people, not teach them about God.
I usually take them aside, tell them its going to be okay. I explain what the procedure is going to be and how to take the medication, and 90% of the time they calm down and quit crying.
Now if the girl comes every week to buy a new package of PlanB, I start to ask questions like what the fuck she is doing and why does she need it so much. I then inform her that if shes using PlanB as a form of contraception shes:
I dont see what the hooplah is about with these uppity pharmacist. I mean, its just a higher form of regular birth control! It has the same MOA as the damn birth control tablets! Its not abortion or killing or anything else the whackos say, you’re just flushing out a cooch-full of man-spooge and Ctrl-Alt-Del’ing the girls menstral cycle! (Did I just use a ‘cooch-full of man-spooge’ in a sentence? My mother hates me right now, sorry mom!).
If you’re one of those pharmacists who likes to confiscate PlanB Rx’s, please let me know your rationale for doing so and letting these poor girls go through more hell then they already are going through. Oh, and the moment you use the word God, Jesus, Bible, or quote anything that ends in Name Number:Number i’m just going to shut my brain off. Pharmacy isnt involved in religion and vice versa. You are here to do a job, now do it. You probably sell candy bars to fat kids and diabetics, you probably dispense Vicodin and Soma to a unproven addict, so I dont see what the big deal is. You guys probably turn away vacationers who need a few atenolol tablets until they get home because they dont have an Rx there and their store is closed (but they brought in their old bottle).
Sometimes pharmacists really really make me mad (though then I wouldnt be the angrypharmacist now would I 😉
The DrugNazi over at http://drugnazi.blogspot.com pointed me to this site:
Its some pharmacist from Georgia talking on the radio about drug stuff.
Now on the surface this sounds like a good idea, but realistically, do you want to be giving advice to some random person on the internet without knowing any prior history? Sounds like shes painting a huge target on herself for some lawsuits if someone takes her information, twists it around, and uses it to cause harm on him/herself.
Who here in the audience has zero Avandia, AvandaMet or Coreg on their shelves?
I for one, have zero. I might have a few partial bottles of Coreg, but zero Avandia. Now I remember back in the day when GSK had their shit together. Then one day, I get a notice in the mail that their manufacturing plant has been siezed (not shut down, but siezed) by the FDA. Whoops.
Then the recalls came. Then Avandamet was never to be seen again. I really wish I knew what the fuck was going on behind the scenes. Did 1000 billion people suddenly become DM II and only Avandia would help them? Why were we having no problems getting it before, and now we get a bottle of 30 every other day if we are lucky. Maybe the GSK guys are out sucking Warrick’s cock because now albuterol MDI’s are like 9 bucks a pop!
So I hope GSK is reading this as I write them a letter.
Please get your shit together so we can dispense Avandia to our patients. I dont care if you have to sell your soul to Satan to get this stuff on my shelves. Every day we convert 10 patients to Actos over your product. Again, get your shit together so we can dispense this to our patients.
Love and Kisses,
We all get those uppity patients once in a while who think they know it all. Give a patient an inch of information thats somewhat techincal and the’ll run a mile with it. Show one www.webmd.com and they think they know as much as a pharmacist. Suggest something and you’ll get 15 printed out pages from message boards from ‘medical professionals’ (we all know doctors just sit around on message boards all day) saying how wrong you are. Sometimes I hate the internet, and wish all the patients were dumb, compliant, and happy.
One class of patient though really really bug me. Ex-Nurses. Thats right, nurses. Especially older nurses that have long since been retired. We all know that once you become an RN, it doesnt matter how long you’ve been out of practice, you must know 1000x more than my dumb-PharmD ass about the latest treatments. You’ll argue me to death about therapies and shit that you cant even prounounce let alone know whats its MOA is. I want to tell these people:
“Bitch please! When you were a nurse you only had morphine, aspirin and digoxin! You’re so dumb that you still thing MAO-I’s are first line for depression! ”
(i can hear all the pharmacists laughing at the MAO-I joke, if you’re not a pharmacist you wont get it.)
But what gets me, is that now i’m seeing not RN’s getting uppity, but like Nursing Assistants and Medical Assistants. Just because you call in prescriptions doesnt mean that you know more about the medication as I do, or can belittle me with the “Yeah, i know, im an Medical Assistant” bit.
But ya know what, these people are quick to belittle you, but are the first ones to call up with a stupid question that they should know because “They are/were a nurse”.
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Disclaimer: This entry might offend certain readers, so please dont think im a bigot or anything like that. I’m not, really.
I dont have to talk to you
You dont have any patient contact what so ever
I dont have to talk to you
I dont ever have to talk to you.
If I could magically wave my little pill counter tray and have one thing changed in the world of pharmacy, It would be harder language requirements during admission to pharmacy schools.
On more than one instance, I have called to get copies from another pharmacy only to find that I can understand what the fuck the pharmacist on the other end of the phone is saying. I’m sorry, but if you cant differeniate the words hydroxyZINE and hydrALAzine (like those retarded letters?) then you really really shouldnt be in pharmacy. If you are, then please be somewhere where:
If I have to ask you to repeat something 4 times because your accent is so thick that I cant make out what you are saying, what the fuck are your patients going to think when you consult them about how to take the medications?
This applies to pretty much everyone during the Doctor -> Rph -> Patient drug pathway. I’m sure you are very intellegent. I’m sure you were #1 in your class. I’m sure you can quote LexiComp or Facts and Comparisons verbatem, but ya know what, I can clearly say the names of medications and you can’t, therefore I win in the world of pharmacy. Sure you can dance circles around me with quoting the therapeutic levels of gentamycin in a patient with a CrCl of 15.6437632. However when Lamitcal and Lamisil both sound like Ramassassil 9 out of 10 patients and PIC’s prefer this 2.8 GPA native who can speak 1 language really well than 4 languages that all sound like vowels.
Again, i’m not a bigot, if you think I am, then take a step back and ask yourself if you would want YOUR mother getting her Rx’s filled by someone who mush-mouth’s drug names.