Saturday, January 27, 2018
Damn it All, Give Me my Tramadol!
Welcome to the Twilight Zone of Pharmacy!
This is where we invent new math that turns a two to three day supply of medication into 14 days!
In four days the patient will return to the pharmacy and declare that we shorted them. Why? Because they're OUT of their medication! The label will clearly show "for 14 days" as we're required to have on the label. So what happened to the rest of the medication?
Swearing, finger-pointing, weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth will then ensue. Gift cards will be activated along with lots of "I'm sorry" statements, all because someone at the physician's office either can't calculate or because the physician neglected to tell the patient to make it last two weeks.
A clump of my hair just fell out.