Pet Peeves (July 2015)

Pharmacy TimesJuly 2015 Digestive Health
Volume 81
Issue 7

Read about strong odors, dumb questions, and other pet peeves.

Customers who come to the pharmacy drenched in strong perfume or cologne that smells like pesticide.

A Dumb Question.

When a physician or nurse calls the pharmacy to see which medication that same physician recently prescribed for his patient. Isn’t that information in the patient’s chart?

Poor Qualifications.

Here, in Pakistan, a “chemist” and a “pharmacist” are the same, and individuals without a degree in pharmacy are allowed to assume the position of pharmacist.

Reps Who Don’t Get It.

When you explain to the wholesale rep that your pharmacy lost money in the past 3 months and he/she then asks, “So can I book you for the Vegas tradeshow?”

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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