Pet Peeves

Published Online: Monday, July 22, 2013
May I Recommend a Smoking Cessation Product?
Parents who show up at the pharmacy counter reeking of smoke to pick up their children’s asthma drugs.

Thanks for Specifying.
Patients who say, “It’s the little white pill I want!”

Not a Pet Lover.
Filling pet meds takes up valuable time we should be devoting to our human patients. Lines at the pharmacy will be longer now, thanks to Fido.

Ear Swabs, Stat!
Three calls on hold, 7 messages from doctors in the queue, and 5 waiting prescriptions ... and someone interrupts the whole process with an urgent inquiry—“Where are the Q-Tips?!”

What’s bothering you?
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