Pet Peeves (March 2015)

Pharmacy Times, March 2015 Central Nervous System, Volume 81, Issue 3

Read about know-it-all nurses, unhelpful product e-mails, and other pet peeves.

The Know-It-All Nurse

The “Dr.” nurse who doesn’t consult with a physician when a pharmacist calls to verify a medication or dose discrepancy.

If Only You Had Come Sooner

Patients who complain when we are out of stock, but their prescription is 3 weeks old.

No Mechanism

New product e-mail ads that don’t provide the drug’s mechanism of action.

Unnecessarily Expensive Infusions

I don’t understand why Medicare makes patients go to the hospital for immunology infusions when they could be done in an outpatient setting with infusion nurses. It costs Medicare 2 to 3 times the amount when these infusions are done in hospitals instead of outpatient suites, which are readily available. Some of these infusions could also be done at home.

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