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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Say What???

A guy came in to the pharmacy and was totally serious when he showed me a box of One A Day vitamins and asked me how to take them. I had to bite my tongue not to laugh as I explained that he should "take one tablet one time each day" like it says on the box.

A lady came in with a prescription for Tamiflu suspension. She didn't have the child's medicaid card but had 6 other family members' cards in her wallet. WTF did you give them at the ER? I was not having any of it. I was simply too busy to spend 45 minutes of my time getting the ID number from the automated system. So I told her the cash price and that I would fill it but she needed to get me the ID number. If you can't get your sh*t together when all you have to do is have a f*cking plastic card in your wallet I am not even going to go the extra mile. You don't deserve it! Of course this was too overwhelming for her so she took the rx back to go to Target the next morning. They probably have the time to waste on the call since they only do about 150/day at a busy store. (Can't help but say I am a bit jealous.)

I covered at another store that is an unholy nightmare to work at. The late shift tech and the next morning shift tech called in sick. Lucky me! At that same store one of the few techs who is very good at the job and would stay and help out got written up by the head store manager for working 30 minutes of overtime without his permission. What a douche! Why punish the only people willing to give up their free time to help your pharmacy which helps your bonus. Again, what a douche!

I had a lady with a Vicodin rx from the emergency room. I filled the rx and she was 24 cents short of the copay so she asked me if I could just take one tablet out and adjust the price. I told her not to worry about it and threw in a quarter that someone dropped on the floor earlier in the day. A junkie would have demanded we give the extra tab for free but I got a good chuckle out of her request because that is the first time I ever had someone tell me to take just one tablet out.

Just in time for your holiday shopping pleasure we got Chia pets, the Clapper, and Snoggies (Snuggies for small dogs).

A busted tranny with a UTI dropped off rxs in the drive thru. (By busted I mean that he wasn't really fooling anyone in to believing she wasn't a man underneath the face paint and overstuffed lips.) He/she then asked if I had a book of matches. Why on earth would I have matches in the pharmacy? I thought everyone knew I was not allowed to play with fire or sharp pointy objects.

A guy came in because his baby had a fever and he got some Tylenol infant drops. He asked if it would be okay to mix with Gatorade. NNNNNNOOOOOOOooooooo!!!!! Pedialyte, never Gatorade, because something formulated for a large sweaty sportsman is definitely not good to give to a teeny tiny infant.

A lady came in at 4am because her Medicaid denied the inhalers she had discharge rxs for from her most recent hospital stay as refill too soon until that particular date. She had severe COPD, was only in her early 40's, had a BIC lighter in hand, and reeked of cigarettes. Somebody didn't learn her lesson. When your lungs can't take in air to the point that it causes you great pain and keeps you from walking from your car to the pharmacy without having airway spasms and choking I don't feel sorry for you. You obviously "need" those cigarettes more than you "need" to breathe. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

8 comments:

was1 said...

where did you get tamiflu suspension?!?

Marsha said...

Our profession is in need of an overhaul, we're all so unhappy in it, it's creepy.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Wow. A remarkable day of stupidity.

Filet-o-bitch RPh said...

You can compound the suspension. We had 24 boxes of Tamiflu. Sold it all in 2 days. Whew! Gave 37 flu shots in one day. I am exhausted and NOT a nurse. Looking for another job. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

Come to my store, I still have a ton of it because my local hospital is currently refusing to write for tamiflu.

On a side note, don't knock Target, there are busy stores out there, I do 1300-1400 a week (not an easy feat when your store is only open 64 hours a week), and there are a handful that are doing 2000-3000 a week...then again there are plenty that are doing 200-600 a week. Non-the-less I do a hell of a lot more than 150!

Big 'N Tasty RPH said...

We daily compound about 300cc of Tamiflu suspension because we can no longer get it from the manufacturer. We also go through about 15 boxes of Tamiflu 75mg per day. We are in a tourist area and get such a wonderful mix of "germs" from everywhere. It also seems like every ER in Florida is giving kids Amoxil or Augmentin and Tamiflu every time they walk in the door. Busy, busy, busy and the H1N1 vaccines show up at the stores this week. I forsee a crowd control nightmare.

Anonymous said...

also had a similar experience with apt who spent 1 hr ranting at the rx counter and wouldn't move till she got her 2 pro-air inhalers even though m.d only gave 1.on my lunch break 10 mins later saw her sitting outside the pharmacy happily puffing away

Heriberto said...

I remember my days at CVS dealing with some ignorant, hard-headed patients...then I remember one day how I woke up, got dressed up in my shirt and tie, was on my way to work, got to the intersection where I was supposed to make a right...then made a U-turn instead, went home, turned my phone off, and went back to sleep....better than Walgreens...I didn't even get outta bed! I'm happy where I'm at now, working my 9-5:30, Mon-Fri, 120 hrs PTO...