Your local pharmacist knows a lot of stuff. We do. We studied all about dem drugs and dis and dat and other stuff. And if you're talking about a retail pharmacist, we've picked up some more knowledge along the way.
But people have some sort of weird expectations that we know EVERYTHING... case in point:
A lady refuses to pick up her Lialda prescription. Her Medicare plan wants her to pay $400+ for it. She's very upset and asks the usual questions:
Why is my co-pay different than last month?
When does Lialda go generic?
What do you mean I probably have a deductible? I don't have a deductible.
Why hasn't Lialda gone generic yet?
How much will it be next month?
She steps away from the counter to call her husband. She returns and says...
"My husband is a CPA and he says YOU should know how much my co-pay will be next month."
So there you go, folks. If you have a question about anything pharmaceutical, ask your CPA.
They'll be able to tell you everything that they think a pharmacist is supposed to know.