Pet Peeves (April 2016)

Pharmacy TimesApril 2016 Respiratory Health
Volume 82
Issue 4

Read about last-minute requests, impatient patients, and other pet peeves.

I need to refill my Abilify. My flight is leaving in 1/2 an hour!

Candy “Refills.” Pharmacist: “What name are you picking up for?” Patient: “I just need to buy this candy bar.”

Requests for Loans. Patient: “I ran out of hydrocodone refills. Can you loan me a few?”

No Respect for Privacy. Patient: “What’s the harm in standing right behind the customer at the counter?” Pharmacist: “Have you heard of the HIPAA Privacy Rule?”

What’s bothering you? Bossy patients, abandoned prescriptions, drive-thrus? Pharmacy Times wants to know. Send your pet peeves to We’ll add them to our ongoing published list. Share your Pet Peeves with Pharmacy Times today!

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