Pet Peeves (August 2017)

Pharmacy Times, August 2017 Pain Awareness, Volume 83, Issue 8

Read about drive-thru aerobics, pick-up delays, and more pet peeves.

When patients park so far away from the drive-thru window that I need to do some serious stretching while practically hanging out of the window in order to hand them their prescriptions.

PICK-UP DELAYS

Patients who try to pick up a medication over a month after they dropped off the prescription and then get angry at us for putting the drug back to stock.

ANTIQUATED JOKES

When we have trouble ringing up a prescription and the patient quips, “I guess it’s free!” I haven’t heard that one a hundred times!

UNFRIENDLY COMPETITION

Pharmacists at competing pharmacies who give us a hard time when patients try to switch their prescriptions to our store.

Impatient patients, abandoned prescriptions, drive-thru demands? We want to know! Send your pet peeves to rmarotta@pharmacytimes.com.