Pet Peeves (September 2015)

Pharmacy Times, September 2015 Specialty Pharmacy, Volume 81, Issue 9

Read about impatient patients, drive-through debacles, and other pet peeves.

A woman came in to refill her birth control pills at closing on a Saturday night and threatened to sue me if she got pregnant over the weekend!

Pushing my Buttons.

Patients pushing the drive-through button when it isn’t necessary.

Brand Confusion.

A customer who demanded brand name—only drugs once made me laugh when she wanted “brand HCTZ.”

When 30 Days Is Not Enough.

Working at a pharmacy in a supermarket, I am always at a loss when customers complain about not being able to get 90 days’ worth of medication because their insurance limits them to 30 days. These customers act so put out by having to come to the pharmacy once a month. Do they only need groceries every 90 days?

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!