Pet Peeves (November 2016)

Pharmacy TimesNovember 2016 Cough, Cold, & Flu
Volume 82
Issue 11

Read about cellphone users, electronically prescribed narcotics, and other pet peeves.


Cellphone Use. It got so bad at my pharmacy, we posted signs prohibiting it.

Rx Pics. Patients will show us a product image on their phone and ask where they can find it, but it requires a prescription.

Dr. Google. Enough said.

E-Scripted Narcotics. Physicians send the e-scripts early, so we have to schedule them. No matter how careful we are, something always gets misplaced. And, ironically, they create a lot of paper!

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