Monday, September 29, 2008

Maybe I'm Anal

Was updating a prescription today for refills and came across this sig:

Tizanidine 2mg
Take 1 tablet by mouth daily
(Replaces Vioxx)

Honestly now, Vioxx has been off the market for four years now. During those four years there were at a minimum of four updates to that particular Rx and, seeing as what kind of drug it is, there were far more than four updates to the script. In all that time no one thought that maybe that little note in the directions was perhaps out of date. This just seems exceedingly lazy to me. Perhaps I'm being a little too anal though.

And what is the deal with patients calling in refills, showing up in literally three minutes and bitching that they are done? Is this a new fad I'm not aware of? Was there an article in Good Housekeeping or Time or something that stated this was the cool thing to do? I had that exact situation happen five times on Saturday. By the fifth time I told the person it was going to take at least two to three hours and have them swing by later (it was for a Lisinopril script which was six days early, so don't get huffy-puffy with me).

I swear people are getting more pissy and demanding every day. Actually had someone, after I filled his albuterol inhaler in about three minutes, bitch because we weren't fast enough. Seriously? Go to Walgreens or Wal-Mart and try and get anything filled in under five minutes. If you do it, I'll give you a free sixty count bottle of Lortab. You know why I offer that? Because you can't do it that's why.

I take it back, I'm not an anal. I'm an asshole. Wait, isn't that same thing?...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

So I think I may be a genius...

When I'm bored in class, which is usually quite often (seriously take some business classes after dealing with biochem, it's a breeze) I come up with these killer ideas for if I ran a business. At times they are of genius quality and I astound those around me. Other times I just sound like a jackass, but I still think they're a damned good idea. I thought it would be a good idea to share my genius with the rest of the world...

Pharmacy/Strip Joint
The busiest pharmacy I have ever worked in shared a building with a strip joint. Coincidence? I think not! Think about it, you can get your Viagra, condoms, KY, Acyclovir and lap dance all in a one stop shop! Shit Wal-Mart hasn't even thought of something like that yet. Hell maybe we could run a deal where for every four prescriptions you get filled you get a free lap dance. I'm telling you it would work, you'll see.

Bar Additions
I like to drink, but then again who doesn't. I also like to eat when I drink. I see a need to own a bar at some point and my life and to join these two needs. Why isn't there a bar with a mini donut machine? Seriously how the hell has someone not thought of this? We could sell corn dogs, nachos, Pizza Rolls, brownies, all sorts of good shit like that. And you know most of that stuff would be sold out every night. Next time you're hammered at a bar, think of how nice it would be to have a bag of mini donuts in front of you and you'll understand.

Karaoke Paintball

Sure karaoke can be fun if you're hammered. It can also be down right painful at times. Why not give the audience an option of shooting the singer if they can't sing? It sure as hell would give drunk people more ambition to sing the actual lines and sound good. Plus it would be fun as hell, who doesn't like paintballs?

These are but a few of the multitude of genius thoughts in my head. You can admit it, you're nodding your head going 'My God those are some damn fine ideas." My deed is done for the day now

Saturday, September 20, 2008

One Year Anniversary

Well it's been one year since I started this intrepid little blog. Doesn't seem like it's been that long to be honest. This is my second attempt at a blog and I honestly didn't think I would keep on doing it the second time around. Alas it has proved to be a good stress relief some day and at times I'm surprised how many people actually read this thing.

In any case, on to yet another a year! Bring on the Lortab, Chemistry and crazy ass customers!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Love Your Trees

These are the kind of people I see on a fairly regular basis... except they wail for Lortab

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Bathroom Conundrum

It never fails. Hell I would bet on it more than the sun rising on a daily basis. You see every time I have to call an insurance company to sort out some random fuck up I realize I have this insane urge to piss.

During the day, since it's so busy, I'll often forget to go to the bathroom. I guess after several years, and being young, I am accustomed to holding it in set period of time. In fact I try not to drink as much water during the busier days just for that reason. What happens, though, is when you are stuck on the phone haggling with an insurance rep for 10-15 minutes you begin to remember just how bad you have to piss. You, in a way, lose the ability to hold it in.

Now this always occurs on the longest of the calls we have to make. Everyone in the field knows them, the ones where you're on the phone for thirty minutes listening to some god awful music. About midway through you start doing what my mother called 'The Potty Dance'. You know, where you just kinda start shifting your weight on your feet just because you have to piss so bad. I've honestly contemplated using one of the four ounce bottles during one of my more dire moments.

Sometimes I think it would be easier to have a catheter. Hell we have them in the pharmacy, I might as well just take one when I know I'm going to be on a long call. I mean, my balls are already busted, so whats the harm?

So the next time you head to your local pharmacy and you see someone doing 'The Potty Dance' while on the phone? Be kind and let them piss before they fill your prescription. Truly it's all I ask.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


187 prescriptions in two hours with two techs and one pharmacists. My god do we kick ass