I posted the below comment on Dr. Dino’s blog. You can choose to
publish it or silently agree:
“Good on you Dino! Pharmacists are glorified cashiers that get a sense
of satisfaction because they feel they are ‘saving lives’ from poorly
or ineptly written scripts from MDs.
P L E A S E pharmacists, stop using this bullshit excuse that you are
YOU COUNT PILLS!!!! PERIOD!!!!
Keep on Dr. Dino. Remember, your work and status as a physician is
respected; pharmacists have cashier-level status and zero respect. (as
it should be)”
You know, you’re right. We dont save lives. When that GP writes an Rx for Viagra when his cardiologist has him on Isordil we aren’t in fact saving his life. Drug interactions are just a “made up” thing by the drug companies to sell more of the same type of drug. Glad you decided to blow the whistle, I was actually having a hard time hiding the fact that I just stand there and drink coffee while counting by 5’s all day.
I bet you think that nurses are just glorified janitors who clean up shit and piss for a living. Nurses don’t save lives either. Hell, I dont even know doctors who save lives because when lives are truly in danger people just take a ride to the local hospital.
I hope that you never have to rely on us lowly pharmacists to serve someone as smart and obviously well informed as yourself.
Obviously the person who left this comment was pissed off that he/she couldn’t get a refill of Vicodin ES 3-weeks early by the evil mean cashier pharmacist.