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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Phentermine!

Does anyone else apparently have a weight loss clinic right around the corner? I swear we must do a half-dozen Rx's/day for phentermine+citalopram from the same guy.

And when he wants generic Fastin, it's always Sandoz brand, not that we carry any others.

At least we finally got the walk-in clinic doctor to stop writing Phenergan w/Codeine #240mL to everyone who walked through the door. We called to verify an Rx from someone from out-of-state who saw him, and apparently he was writing 20-30 of them a day. He's an ex-orthopedic doctor, and apparently had no idea why he had a dozen people in his waiting room at a time all with a cough.

8 comments:

McFury CPhT said...

Yep, we have a diet clinic right around the corner, too. The first office visit it something like $250 plus each monthly visit. Ouch. And did you ever notice how people getting Adipex always use the drive thru, really makes you wonder *why* they're fat.

Anonymous said...

Our friendly neighborhood diet clinic Dr. wrote for boatloads of potassium (we were always short of Micro-K) Funny that Meridia was always available, but it was never covered.

Dromedary Queen, Ph. Tech.

Big 'N Tasty RPH said...

In Florida it is not uncommon to see skinny people on phentermine and I will straight up get in their face about the dangers of chemical induced anorexia. Size zero is a marketing ploy by high end designers because research shows that if people think they are super skinny they are willing to drop some serious cash on couture. I dare you to go try on something vintage. You will find a drastic size discrepancy between your current size and the actual size of that vintage tag.

It is also a pain in the ass because in FL you have to have a new rx when the refills run out. No calls, faxes, or e-scribe acceptable. Do the responsible thing: change your diet and exercise instead of using the drive-thru you lazy ass!

Michael said...

And it's always a P.A. that writes it, and never the doctor himself...

Anonymous said...

Just to fill you in. That doctor new exactly why he had a dozen people in his waiting room with a cough. He just couldn't admit that to you.

chaotic said...

I don't like 'vintage' clothes, they make me feel fat :p

Anonymous said...

My last customer yesterday got Phentermine & a bag of M&Ms.

Anonymous said...

I am a tech and I work in Utah... we do seriously at least 50 scripts a day for phentermine. About 75% of those customers are always super skinny, and I'm always shocked to see them come in month after month. What idiots think that this is a maintenance med, and how are these doctors not aware that their patients are going to drop dead from a heart attack any day?