Pet Peeves (December 2015)

Pharmacy TimesDecember 2015 Heart Health
Volume 81
Issue 12

Read about rude patients, absurd refill requests, and other pet peeves.

Being Treated Like a Beautician.

When someone hands you some creams from the makeup aisle and asks which one will work better.

Smokers Getting Inhalers. When a patient smoking a cigarette in the drive-thru says, “I’m here to pick up my inhalers.”

Absurd Refill Requests.

When a patient at 11:45 am says, “I’m leaving the country at noon. Can you have my 20 meds ready?”

The Insurance Blame Game.

Getting blamed for any kind of insurance issue, from prior authorization to a change in coverage.

What’s bothering you? Bossy patients, abandoned prescriptions, drive-throughs? 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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