Pet Peeves (March 2017)

Pharmacy Times, March 2017 Central Nervous System, Volume 83, Issue 3

Read about frigid working conditions, fickle PBMs, and more pet peeves.

Illustration by: Kirstie Belle Diongzon

FRIGID WORKING CONDITIONS

When able-bodied patients use the drive-thru during winter weather, forcing freezing cold air into the pharmacy.

NO SPARE CHANGE

Copays of lowball amounts like $0.37, which patients then want to put on their credit cards even when they have cash.

FICKLE PBMS

When pharmacy benefit managers require the use of a specialty pharmacy for medications that we’ve dispensed to patients for years.

PATIENTS WITH NO NAME

New patients who drop off a prescription without giving us any of their personal or contact information, especially when their names are illegible.

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