Pet Peeves (May 2015)

Pharmacy Times, May 2015 Skin & Eye Health, Volume 81, Issue 5

Read about last-minute requests, loud cars, and other pet peeves.

Working the System.

In Massachusetts, Medicaid patients quickly learn that they can waive their co-pay, and we can’t do anything about it…while they stand in front of us with a $5 coffee and an iPhone.

Requests for an “Advance.”

When patients don’t have the money for their script “until payday,” and ask us to give them 5 days of medication until they get paid! I often wonder if they go to the supermarket and ask for a cup of milk and 3 eggs for free!

Loud Cars.

When there is an extremely loud car behind the one that is at the drive-through window.

Late, Nonurgent Requests.

When patients show up several minutes before we close with a small pile of nonessential prescriptions and say that they will wait for them.