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Chiefs Rool
08-21-2010, 03:05 PM
Hey guys, I don't start many threads. But I wanted to say something here to everybody. Always check your prescription and know what you need to be taking.

I just got back from CVS Pharmacy and I needed this eye ointment for my eye and my eye DR told me to put the ointment inside of my lower eyelid and rub it in there and also put it on the outside of the upper eye lid. I forgot what she said that she prescribed me at the time, but what I needed was bacitracin. So I go to pick up my prescription at the old CVS pharmacy and I get home, I'm ready to put that crap in my eye and I take a look at the box that the bottle was on, good thing that it wasn't completely covered with the sticker that they usually put on there. It says on the box, "for dermatologic use only, not for opthamalic use" Good thing for me I know what opthamalic means or my eye would have been messed up! Now I know that there are plenty of people who might not have caught that and put the thing in their eye without even blinking.

So I call them up, I tell them I think that they gave me the wrong drug and she gets a pharmacist on the phone, he's Indian so I can barely understand him. He tells me that I'm confused because he says that they gave me the generic drug instead of the brand name to save me money. I say, I'm not talking about the brand name, I got the wrong thing! It says not for opthamalic use and I need to put this in my eye. He reads the note "put on upper right eye lid" and tells me that "Yes, only put it on the outside of the eye lid, you got the right medicine."

So I'm still not feeling good about what he gave me and plus it was called something like Mupirocin, not bacitracin. What happened was that they misread the prescription, they thought it read Bactroban and it was really bacitracin. But anyways, I call the eye doctor and she says that's not right, don't take it. She calls the pharmacist and I'm thinking she chewed them out pretty good, because after that they were much much more nice. The pharmacist calls me back and tells me that he has to get the drug from another store right away and it's going to cost him $56 to them and I won't have to pay it, he'll give me a refund and the real medicine for free.

HA. Now he knows he f*cked up. Good thing I didn't put that crap in my eye, or maybe I wish I did and got a big lawsuit, but to get a lot of money I'm sure my eye would have had to been messed up pretty good. But that didn't happen because I payed attention.

So, this could happen with anything. It could have been something really important, ya know what I mean? So make sure you people out there are aware of what you need to be taking and double check your prescriptions!

JoeyChuckles
08-21-2010, 03:10 PM
The only reason I came in here was to see what a Pharacist was. I thought it had something to do with Pharaohs. Man was I disappointed.

Chiefs Rool
08-21-2010, 03:10 PM
I can't spell btw, I just laughed at my thread title.

JoeyChuckles
08-21-2010, 03:12 PM
So I go to pick up my prescription at the old CVS pharmacy and ...

That is why I only go to the new CVS.

Chiefs Rool
08-21-2010, 03:13 PM
but at least I got my medicine for free. It was gonna cost $67, he gave me the $35 I spent on the mupirocin back without asking for it and said to take the real medicine for free. I think he knew how bad they messed up and didn't want me to cause a stink.

Chiefs Rool
08-21-2010, 03:14 PM
That is why I only go to the new CVS.

do you have anything to contribute? Or are you just a little dick?

JoeyChuckles
08-21-2010, 03:16 PM
do you have anything to contribute? Or are you just a little dick?

Yeah, this always happens when I am bored. I know I shouldn't post, but I just can't help myself. Sorry.

JoeyChuckles
08-21-2010, 03:17 PM
do you have anything to contribute? Or are you just a little dick?

Oh, and I am not a little dick, but I sure do have one.

Sweet Daddy Hate
08-21-2010, 03:22 PM
The only reason I came in here was to see what a Pharacist was. I thought it had something to do with Pharaohs. Man was I disappointed.

ROFL

googlegoogle
08-21-2010, 03:31 PM
racist pharmacist thread.

rad
08-21-2010, 03:33 PM
n00b fight!!

Gonzo
08-21-2010, 04:00 PM
The only reason I came in here was to see what a Pharacist was. I thought it had something to do with Pharaohs. Man was I disappointed.

You have to remember, dude's only got 1 functional eye.
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FAX
08-21-2010, 04:03 PM
Friggin' stubborn Pharacists.

Let my prescription go!

FAX

Goldmember
08-21-2010, 04:05 PM
n00b fight!!

ROFL

KCUnited
08-21-2010, 04:09 PM
YOU READY TO ROCK?!? WE'RE PHARACIST FROM OLATHE KANSAS!!! JUNCTION CITY!, LET ME HEAR YOU MAKE SOME NOISE!!!!

Goldmember
08-21-2010, 04:13 PM
Friggin' stubborn Pharacists.

Let my prescription go!

FAX

ROFL stop it, you guys are killing me!

'Hamas' Jenkins
08-21-2010, 04:17 PM
Define irony.

Chiefs Rool
08-21-2010, 04:22 PM
well I mainly wanted to give people a heads up from this experience.

Somebody out there could really need their heart medicine or something serious and the pharmacist could f*ck it up and cause that person a lot of suffering. Not everybody is going to read the bottle, I'm sure a lot of people will just trust that it's correct without thinking about it.

SenselessChiefsFan
08-21-2010, 04:34 PM
well I mainly wanted to give people a heads up from this experience.

Somebody out there could really need their heart medicine or something serious and the pharmacist could f*ck it up and cause that person a lot of suffering. Not everybody is going to read the bottle, I'm sure a lot of people will just trust that it's correct without thinking about it.

I started working at CVS two months ago. I work at one in Dacula, GA.

I haven't worked with any Pharacists.... I wonder how long school is for that. I am applying next year to Pharm School.... but, maybe being a Pharacist is quicker.

Anyways, the reality is that all Pharacists and even Pharmacists are human and mistakes will occur. They are few and far between. Frankly, you are letting the doctor off pretty easily here. If that doctor took two extra seconds to make his handwriting legible, then that mistake doesn't happen. And, who knows if he/she spelled it correctly.

Like I said, everyone makes mistakes. But, mistakes are very rare. Audits show that the mistakes are less than 1 in a 1000.

Chiefs Rool
08-21-2010, 04:40 PM
I started working at CVS two months ago. I work at one in Dacula, GA.

I haven't worked with any Pharacists.... I wonder how long school is for that. I am applying next year to Pharm School.... but, maybe being a Pharacist is quicker.

Anyways, the reality is that all Pharacists and even Pharmacists are human and mistakes will occur. They are few and far between. Frankly, you are letting the doctor off pretty easily here. If that doctor took two extra seconds to make his handwriting legible, then that mistake doesn't happen. And, who knows if he/she spelled it correctly.

Like I said, everyone makes mistakes. But, mistakes are very rare. Audits show that the mistakes are less than 1 in a 1000.

ya I know, they're human. But it never really occured to me to really double check your medicine until today. I just happened to notice as I almost put that stuff in my eyes. I never said that the pharmacist was stupid or anything. I just thought to say something, because a lot of people out there may be too trusting and never bother to check what they are taking. You are right, I'm sure that the hand writing could be better. But you also expect someone who is probably being paid $100K per year or more, to be extremely careful, but they are human. But when I called the first time, he wasn't willing to admit that a mistake could have been made, keep that in mind too.

milkman
08-21-2010, 04:46 PM
CVS sucks ass.

Demonpenz
08-21-2010, 04:47 PM
I would expect a qb getting paid 11 million dollars to throw the ball more than 5 feet.

DeezNutz
08-21-2010, 04:52 PM
Friggin' stubborn Pharacists.

Let my prescription go!

FAX

I see what you did there.

Chiefs Rool can't see it, of course, because his pharmacist fucked him, but...oh well.

milkman
08-21-2010, 04:52 PM
I would expect a qb getting paid 11 million dollars to throw the ball more than 5 feet.

Not in a CVS.

Well maybe, if he's accurate down the aisles.

JoeyChuckles
08-21-2010, 05:26 PM
Aw, he changed the title. Now this is no fun.

Gadzooks
08-21-2010, 05:30 PM
Aw, he changed the title. Now this is no fun.

Yeah, that sucks.
BTW - I only thought that folks born in the 1910's used "ointment".

jjjayb
08-21-2010, 05:31 PM
I always wonder how the heck they ever get a perscription right when you can't even read the docs hand writing.

FAX
08-21-2010, 06:57 PM
I like those 1 in 1000 odds.

That means that, this year, only about 30,000 people are going to either die or go blind due to Pharacist errors.

FAX

SenselessChiefsFan
08-21-2010, 08:28 PM
I like those 1 in 1000 odds.

That means that, this year, only about 30,000 people are going to either die or go blind due to Pharacist errors.

FAX

That's mistakes in general.... the really bad mistakes are even less. ROFL

Luke
08-21-2010, 08:51 PM
irony= how blood tastes?

I have only been given the wrong script once. I wonder if it would help if doctors had better handwriting?

kcfan82
08-21-2010, 09:03 PM
I worked in a pharmacy for a short spell in HS, I've seen the horrible handwriting that leads to this.

Then later I worked in IT at Cerner, and learned about the unusually large death tolls related to these kind of incidents.

Most hospitals are now going from computer to drug robots, hopefully places like CVS catch on.

TinyEvel
08-21-2010, 11:50 PM
I'm pretty sure that, at least for me, the Pharmacy (CVS especially) is one of the most slow and depressing places to ever go.

Sweet Daddy Hate
08-22-2010, 02:40 AM
OSCO FTW!

HoneyBadger
08-22-2010, 03:11 AM
So, how did you get herpes on your eye?

Sounds like quite an interesting story....

Guru
08-22-2010, 04:08 AM
In the pharmacists defense, doctors need to start working on their writing skills.

milkman
08-22-2010, 07:07 AM
Any time my wife gets a new prescription from her doctor, she asks what it is, what it's desired effects are, how it's to be used, so that when I pick it up, I know what exactly I should be getting.

Hog Farmer
08-22-2010, 08:01 AM
I went to my doctor because I had an erection that lasted longer than 4 hours and he gave me a prescription. Two days later my dick was still hard. I checked the pills and they had given me fuckin Viagra !