A man in his 70s brings in a prescription for Nucynta 100mg. He has no insurance, he explains, but his wife does. The technician tells him we have a discount card we can try, but instead the man tells my technician:
"Just pretend it is under my wife's name and run it on her insurance," he says.
"We can't do that," she says. "It's your prescription."
"Let me talk to your pharmacist," he says.
I go up to the window.
"I don't have insurance and I know this is expensive. Just run it under my wife's name like it is her prescription so the insurance will cover it for me."
"I can't do that," I tell him, "this prescription is for you, not your wife."
He yanks the prescription back out of my hands.
"I'm going to talk to your store manager!" he says, disgusted, trotting off.
Unless the law has changed significantly in the last year, I'm fairly confident I'm safe on this one.
I'll bet he still gets a gift card though.