The right and wrong reasons to give your pharmacist both barrels

I admit, my shit is far from smelling like I rose.  I fuck up as much as any pharmacist out there (yes, we do fuck up, more than you think and a lot more than we want).

However, you must choose your battles with your pharmacist carefully.

Its sorta okay for you to give me both barrels when you call in “all my regular monthly meds” and I miss that albuterol MDI that you filled 9 months ago because (silly me) I didnt realize it was part of your “regular monthly meds”.  I mean in my world, meaning common-fucking-sense-land, the world ‘regular monthly’ means the shit you take every month; like your vicodin, soma, and the other unimportant non-narcotic shit that you take to keep your sorry ass alive.  Usually I’ll send my apologies (and raise the price on your narcs for next month) and kindly ask that next time you tell me if you need anything that you dont pick up every month.  Oh, and I’ll be sure to remind you of this conversation next month when I fill your albuterol and you scream at me that you don’t need it, and ask why did I fill it.

Fuck I hate not having the power to read minds… Or blow people up with a thought.  I’d be the shittiest X-Men around.

However dont you ever, fucking EVER give me both barrels because your lazy sorry ass didnt realize that you had 0 refills remaining and I haven’t heard back from the doctor (and of course you’re out).  Thats your fucking fault, not mine.  If you want me to hold your hand like your mother, then I reserve the right to slap the living shit out of you for being fucking stupid like your mother should have.

Don’t ever make me drop everything Im doing because you need your hospital discharge meds filled RIGHT NOW that were written a fucking week ago.  You waited a week to get them filled? You obviously can wait for me to get to them after I finish the Rx’s of the people patiently waiting who do have their shit together.

Don’t ever put me in the middle of your fucked up family issues because your ‘caregiver daughter’ (who has picked up your narcs for the last year) decided to sell them to get that new tattoo and you want me to get the drugs from her.  Don’t even get me started with your daughters crackhead boyfriend who ‘stole’ your oxy 30’s.

Don’t ever give me both barrels and throw down the race/poverty/etc card as an excuse on why I wont fill your narcotics early.  Oh, and by early, I dont mean like a day or two, I mean like 2 weeks early.  Race/poverty/etc isn’t a excuse card for being stupid and not taking responsibility for your actions.

Going on vacation? See 0 refills on your bottle? Obviously you planned enough ahead to get plane tickets for your 3 month trip to a far away land yet were mentally incapable of at least giving me a week’s notice to try to get auths for your medications that (you know) you need to survive.  Must be nice to go on vacation for 3 months.

Fuck, I need a drink after writing this.

55 thoughts on “The right and wrong reasons to give your pharmacist both barrels”

  1. Ha! You, my friend, seem to reside in an area with a higher idiot-to-normal ratio. That, or your sunny disposition is so irresistible that fuckwads simply can’t help themselves and gladly accept the eat-shit-and-die glares you must zap them with!

    1. Actually it’s not the same ANGRY PHARMACIST who used to do it years ago. I can tell, there’s a feminine sound to the ranting and too many swear words. I see a black woman, and she’s not really a pharmacist, but a tech or just hangs around or came across the old blog of Angry Pharmacist. Sorry to burst your bubble.

      1. Way to be a racist. I see you has an overweight 40-something single white woman sitting around with her 20 cats getting a sweet SSI check for that “fibromyalgia” diagnosis that took you 10 doctors to finally diagnose. You spend your days watching QVC buying cheap items and binge-watching Dr Oz. You spend your evenings scouring the internet for a medical diagnosis to justify your lazy behavior and posting on a message board (that you’re the owner/moderator of) about said findings (and how miserable you are) while enjoying the health benefits of various stupid ‘home remedies’ that were proven to not do a thing.

        1. You are definitely a pharmacist. Like all good in health care you try to help people. Unfortunately you can’t fix stupid people.

        2. Way to be a racist? The comment was racist But you respond by placing a stereo type on the user . You my friend are a hypocrite.

          1. I want that name, doctor lol. I know you get tired of the fat ass professional fibromyalgia patients living off disability, narcos, and xanax and still finding something to bitch about as much as I do lol. That was one fine rant from angry.

    2. this shit is funny. bunch of judge-mental pill counters bitching about your job. Maybe if you did more to help customers than fuck them over you would get more pleasant people. you all sound like a bunch of cry babies just do your jobs, or pretty soon you might have to do some actual labor hurt yourself and go on narcos. bunch of dickheads

      1. I will summaries the above comment , Individual know fuckole about pharmacy or workflow.
        To experience the mental anguish we go through have somebody take a good shit on your doorstep, open the door give a genuine friendly smile and give the person some tissue paper to wipe their ass. If that is normal and you are happy then I guess you comment stands.

      2. I agree, if a doctor writes a script it’s not the pharmacists opinion that matters. You couldn’t be a doctor you’re just a pill counter

    1. Nabz, not exactly. It’s a woman pharmacist, not the guy who was dong it before. This lady is going to be better. But it is not the real ANGRY PHARMACIST… Sorry to burst your Bezo brain.

  2. I don’t think this is the original Angry Pharmacist. Actually, it sounds like a very overly fake angry woman… I think she is black too! This is not exactly like the old Angry Pharmacist blog was. So you can’t take over for the only one. And besides, I am NOT having any issues with my pharmacy because I do not doctor shop, I do not go from drugstore to drugstore trying to obtain drugs or Urgent Care to get some fun drugs. I think that most new pharmacists are not like this one, if indeed this person is really the same person… I think they took over for whomever was doing it… Good luck… You better be as funny as the other one.

      1. Yep, I agree on that one…WTF, does that comment mean? Time will tell, coz U have great foresight & style…few could mimic…yet, even if they tried…what’s the problem here? If they don’t like the blog…go away!
        It’s not as if U are encouraging drug use here…I can’t see the problem!
        Turned U into a woman & black…FANTASTIC…is that suppose to make U feel less of a person? Just don’t get some ppl’s thinking, at all…yet, they are coming to U to pickup their drugs…they feel they desperately need. Well, maybe they DO need them…anti-psychotics.

  3. Yup. The whole world is nuts. The more I deal with people, the more I like dogs. 3 years and 5 months to retirement. Peace at last, peace at last, praise God Almighty, I will have peace at last!

    1. Yeah, I hear U Lee…prefer dogs? But the poor Vet is doctor & pharmacist too…dealing with the same CRAZIES that might be willing to take the animal’s drugs. It’s a crazy world that takes some judgement…and yeah, it ALL started out exciting to HELP the world…before U can’t wait to RETIRE!

    1. Ass cancer… coming your way..Bitter, angry son of a gun..Take a break.. I’m not saying that to be a bitch…But anger is dangerous.. Acupuncture, massage, long walks in the park with your angry partner. She/hes prolly an angel…

      1. The Angry Pharmacist isn’t uncaring…this PROFESSIONAL is a REALIST…so stop blaming him for any angry partner, U may have.
        Go try AP, massage & long walks in the park…there is NO cure or management of a sociopathic arsehole…that could be ur partner….but, I guess he likes drugs, doesn’t he?
        And if U don’t like the blog, Shannon…then, stay away!

    2. Shannon – you’ve probably run away from every bump in the road you have ever had. This is TAP’s way vent to cope with a few all knowing assholes that come into the pharmacies across the nation. No occupation is perfect. We all need a way to make it more tolerable at times. Just out of curiocity, how many people/family members do you support, or does the government support them for you?

      1. Grumpy,

        She’s probably one of those patients who will gladly wait 20 min to be seated at a restaurant but will sigh loudly when her 20 state-paid-for meds take more than 2 mins to fill. Then she’ll bitch that its not the DAN Soma or the Rhodes Oxycodone 30.

  4. You are my spirit animal. PREACH IT! that is all.. Keep on keeping on. Legit as I was reading this article some idiot came up and said “Just fill everything…..I NEED IT NOW” This ain’t GJ Wentworth!

  5. I used to think when I did retail pharmacy surely I was getting singled out for special treatment by the nastiest most hateful patients in the world. “Gimme my god damn medicine or i will knock you out!”
    Now I work with physicians and guess what they get beat down by the same nasty patients making insane demands. I guess if you wear a white coat people expect you to wave a magic wand and make all the bad health choices made in their lives magically go away. If you can’t they raise hell. What you mean my MI was caused by my ignoring by cholesterol for the past 20 years!!! Then they go down to pharmacy to make your life miserable. But not before they curse out the nursing staff for making them wait too long. Meanwhile both the doctor and me are shaking our heads and saying wtf just happened ??!!!
    Yes sir the grass is greener on the other side of hill because it has plenty of manure dumped on it. I had a coworker suggest I go to counseling. I replied that unless they can teach me how to fix stupid they would not be helpful. My son told he was not interested in Pharmacy. I said to myself thank you God.

    1. Patients have changed since I first started in healthcare. It is entitlement disorder. ICD 9 used to have entitlement neurosis as a diagnosis. We should use start using it again.

  6. for all u dipshits, who obviously have never worked a day in your life dealing with the public,get over it!!!!!!!!!!! ….leave my angry pharmacist alone….he/she is right on!!!!!!!!!! You can’t fix stupid. On the bright side, these dolts have to make you feel like a genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And just guessing, but I bet Angry is compassionate and caring for those who are REALLY in need and not some dumbass who was born to aggravate the ever living out of you …so bug off!!!!

  7. heres one for ya angry pharmacist. Ive been going to the same pharmacy for a year to get the same script filled. For the past year ive done nothing but treat the store with respect i always call in my prescription i always have my copay. I have never asked to fill it early. in other words i have had my shit together and have treated the pharmacist with nothing but respect. i can not say the same about the pharmacist they judge me every time i get it filled and make snide little comments. So saturday i i went to drop off my script so they can fill it which ive done every month for the past year i never rush them i go home until they call me and say its ready. When i dropped the script off the pharmacist implied that the script was fake and she can not fill it till monday or until she spoke to the dr. and she treated me like i was a peace of dirt. Thankfully the doctors office was opened and confirmed my script was legitimate. And it got filled she could not give me a reason why she thought it was fake. Not one reason. Based on this website my theory is she knew it was real figured the doctors office would be closed and i would have to go without my medicine for 3 days. The medicine is suboxone immediately i know this makes you judge me. But the the bottom line is i am using the medicine properly and i am getting better. In 2 months i will be off this drug thank god. So can i give you both barrels for that. Or is that ok for a pharmacist to literally play with life and death.

    1. Actually you can thank the Drug Enforcement Ahence and courts. You see the DEA enforces all these requirements that pharmacists must verify every suboxone script because some jackass decided to sell his doses rather than take them. If you think the IRS are pain in ass the DEA are worse since they have badges and guns. If you don’t cooperate 100% then they think you are working with the drug addicts so the pharmacists get harassed and investigated. Then there are the courts and judges who say the pharmacists are legally responsible for verification that every prescription dispens ed is being used for an appropriate purpose. If you don’t then the pharmacist can be sued. There are court cases where a pharmacist was sued and lost because patient with a known abuse history was dispensed a controlled substance. The patient overdosed and died then the family then sued claiming that if the pharmacist had made an effort to verify that script that loved one would still be alive. The judge agreed and the pharmacist had to pay over a million dollars.
      I am sorry you getting screwed. I had a family member recently die of an overdose and another battling addiction. Do yourself a favor and start hassling you local friendly neighborhood congressman about some real reforms and funding to actually treat addiction other than putting people in jail since that really doesn’t work.

  8. Opiates it’s worse than you think
    So I attended a lecture given by a physician on pain management who made an interesting observation. Physicians are evaluated by customer satisfaction surveys. The higher the satisfaction the better the physician evaluation.
    He also pointed out that the more opiates prescribed the higher the customer satisfaction. The he pointed the higher the satisfaction the higher the death rate from opiate overdose.
    He then stated we doctors have become drug pushers.
    I had another colleague pull out a study showing that one out of five patients prescribed an opiate will become addicted.
    This means a person has a better chance of surviving the first round of Russian Roulette.
    No nobody in their right mind would hand a blood pressure medication with a 20% mortality rate. What are we doing?!

    1. 20 percent mortality rate? There are 33,000 overdose deaths from narcotics. Half are illegal street drugs, half are prescription. Of those deaths by prescription some are suicide. A person can commit suicide with Tylenol so that shouldn’t count. Most of the rest are people who combined it with alcohol and other drugs or took too much. Irresponsible retards shouldn’t count either. But lets count all the prescription deaths anyway, cuz narcotic pain meds are evil, umkay? There were 240 million opiate prescriptions last year. 17000 divided by 240 million is a very tiny death rate.

  9. How is any of this your responsibility. I don’t believe a doctor would feel the need to explain himself to you.Insurance companies are behind the steering wheel of Patient Satisfaction Surveys. They don’t ask did your doctor give you what you wanted. The first part is about the wait, check in… Next the ask about the nurse. Then the doctor. The questions are did your doctor listened to your concerns. Were you given an after visit summary. Honestly, most doctors could care less. They don’t go running into the break room to check their score. Doctors don’t get a bonus for having high patient satisfaction the organization for which they practice gets higher reimbursement rates.The biggest patient satisfaction complaint is waiting to see the doctor. The patients that complain about the doctor not giving them what they asked for are ignored. They are accounted for in a doctors score as we expect this many complaints with no basis. Of coarse there are rogue doctors who don’t follow the scientifically based medicine that they were trained in. The majority use science based medicine to treat and diagnose their patients. The correlation dose in equal causation. I learned that in General Psych. Where was this “lecture”. I bet in a fancy restaurant, and the sky is the limit. Most groups have that listed as a conflict of interest for any employee to attend these types of dinners to avoid any conflict of interest. No more drug pens, or free samples. In fact drug reps aren’t even let in the front door. Their are A lot of unemployed pfeizer reps who cant find a job with their B.A. It doesn’t seem as if you did any of your own research. You just soak in any information given to you as gospel truth. When you say colleague it implies another professional in your field with similar education and position within a company. I really find it hard to believe you treat patients based solely on your lack of knowledge regarding patient satisfactions. Even the receptionists at our clinic figured it out.PLEASE DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH. GET CREDIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION.Some guy at a drug dinner has his own agenda.

  10. I just binge read your entire site. Despite the profanity (Don’t you know it weakens the mind and cheapens the soul? 🙂 it was fantastic. What an amazing insight into an alien (to me) world! And quite funny, betimes. Thank you! I will go find something nice to do for our local pharmacy staff in your honor.

    Meantime… Have you considered that your job is so bad because you work in the 8th circle of Hell, e.g, Liberal Diversity Khreppesville? I work in a service industry and love nearly all of my customers (some give me birthday presents) but it’s a high-trust conservative-opia where the different skin colors / ancestral backgrounds are members of the community first and not entitled racialist pig-dogs.

    Have you considered moving? Normally we don’t welcome Californian migrants, but you’d be the exception.

  11. Oh man your posts are gold, I’m a pharmacy technician and I’m sick of the shit that goes on every single day. I used to aspire to be a pharmacist until I worked 2 years in a retail pharmacy. People are too damn stupid and healthcare isn’t what it should be. Thankyou for your blog it makes me feel better about the shit I put myself through everyday.

  12. Would it be appropriate to give a pharmacist a card or gift basket as a token of appreciation? Regrettably, I once acted like an entitled dick to a pharmacist that wouldn’t fill a doxepin rx early for me. I fear she thinks she was also to blame (I was the douche, not her) for the bad encounter as ever since she has gone out of her way to take care of me. I want to let her know how much I appreciate her work, as words alone won’t suffice.

  13. All things considered, it’s not the same furious drug specialist who used to do it years prior. I can tell, there’s a feminine sound to the fuming and excessively numerous swear words. I see a dark lady, and she’s not by any stretch of the imagination a drug specialist, yet a tech or just stays nearby or went to the old blog of angry Drug specialist.

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