Share Your Pharmacy Pet Peeves

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

It is no secret that pet peeves come with any profession. Pharmacy Times wants toknow what ticks you off. In each issue of our ePharmacy Times newsletter, we will continueour ongoing list of pharmacists' complaints. Perhaps you'll identify with one andnod your head in agreement because you're not alone. Please e-mail your complaintsalong with your name to Eileen Koutnik-Fotopoulos at ekoutnik@ascendmedia.com.Here are some pet peeves pharmacists have submitted:

26. Dealing with spouses or significant others who come in with a prescriptionand don't have the insurance card, don't know who wrote the prescriptionor why, and can't even come up with a correct birth date for the patient.—K. Carney

27. Handling inpatient doctors who wait until 3 minutes before the pharmacycloses to start making changes. —Teri Blue-Undem

28. Explaining a patient's benefits because the information provided by thePBMs is not clear, or the employer hasn't provided it to the employee.—Scott Himler

29. Trying to understand drug manufacturers that send warning notices topharmacies saying we should be more careful dispensing their look-a-like-namedrug. They should be more careful coming up with the name inthe first place.—Joe Jeffries

30. Dealing with governors, senators, and members of Congress who say they'rehelping their constituents by promoting drugs from Canada. —Norman Noffsinger