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Friday, March 30, 2007

Just one Valtrex

I had a lady call at 4AM looking for a refill on Valtrex she swore she filled at my pharmacy. There had been no prescription for Valtrex filled under her name and birthdate ever. She explained that it was an emergency and she needed just one tablet. Can I give her one? Since there are laws regarding the dispensation of medication that require an active prescription I can't give her "just one Valtrex." Give me a break! I am not the tablet fairy, I cannot wave my magic wand and make the laws go away so you can have "just one Valtrex." I don't care what they do for you in Canada or Mexico. This is the US. We have to follow the laws of the US. Oh yeah, and besides that one Valtrex does not get rid of a genital herpes outbreak. Go to a doctor. I can't stand people who think that just because there is a pharmacy open at 4AM that any med can be obtained for any reason. People wonder why pharmacists get bitchy or develop a problem with alcoholism. People like her are the reason. Take your twisted sense of self-entitlement and stick it up your colonic opening!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It starts with "just one Valtrex" then next time it's "just one methadone or vicodin or soma" or whatever the hell pushy junkies want.
Blah.

Carol said...

For what it's worth, we get the same crap up here in Canada. It doesn't work her either! I feel your pain....

MrHunnybun said...

Same crap here in the UK too. Normally they also say "the pharmacy down the road normally lends me some tablets"

At this point we normally tend to tell the patient to go to the other pharmacy if they are so great :)

Yesterday I had a patient who wanted some birth-control pills without having a prescription. Now, that's hardly an emergency situation, is it? she could just keep her knees together-problem solved.

Ed said...

I have been a pharmacist for over 40 years and have heard every crack-pot story there is. the dog ate them to I was leaning over the toilet and the Rx fell in. What crap.
Why do people get mad when we want a Rx for a prescription drug,
Do they really believe I would put my means of living in jeopardy.....

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'd like to know wherther FDA allows to sell these drugs without prescription:
Acyclovir,Aldara,Condylox,Denavir,Famvir,Valtrex,Zovirax