If you can’t tax them… sue them !

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/15/business/chicago-reviews-marketing-by-makers-of-narcotic-painkillers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=3& Chicago and other cities have sued the tobacco industry, the gun industry and now the drug industry.. What they are questioning … Among other things, the inquiry is seeking to determine whether companies deceptively promoted opioids as safe and effective in the treatment of chronic pain, such as low back pain and arthritis, despite […]

Bonnie & Clyde robbed banks because that is where the money was

Indianapolis sees four CVS Pharmacy robberies http://www.wishtv.com/web/wishtv/news/local/indianapolis-sees-four-cvs-pharmacy-robberies I guess that it is too expensive to put in timed narcotic safes to prevent/discourage these robberies… or the cost of settling employees and/or customers getting harmed/killed ..so far is less expensive than the safes. I guess that preventing their stores get robbed and controlled drugs not getting […]

No surprises here !

For those of you who work or have worked in LTC pharmacy.. very little of this report will be truly shocking… it is unfortunate that these errors are all too common..

One Bitter Pill

You know when bureaucrats have an agenda – like seeking to be elected to a higher office … or a phobia… there seems no end that they will go to… to address either. The AG of Indiana has pushed the Medical Licensing Board to pass EMERGENCY REGULATIONS addressing the physician’s ability to prescribe opiates for […]

Would you believe ?

2013 Best Places to Work in Healthcare – Ranked (1 – 100) http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20131025/INFO/310259984/#! No chain pharmacies on the list … imagine that !  

Yes Virginia.. there is a Santa Claus !

Federal jury finds CVS Pharmacy in Anniston violated Age Discrimination Employment Act; awards pharmacist $400,000 http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/11/federal_jury_finds_cvs_pharmac.html “The termination document was dated August 13, 2009,” said Kenneth Haynes, who along with his sister Alicia Haynes were the attorneys representing Harris. “He was celebrating his 65th birthday at the beach. When he returned to work he was […]

My inbox 11/08/2013

I also received word today that another 60 y/o CVS RPH with 30 years of service that was also fired today… and then there was this…. My name is ————————-and I was fired on Wednesday after 30 years of employment. A new younger female supervisor came in and in June 2012 I got my very […]

Inbox 11/07/2013

This showed up in my inbox today… it is from a former CVS prn floater…  you can read it and come to your on conclusions … I received a letter from the pharmacy supervisor that was postmarked on September 24 on September 28, 2013 to reply within 72 hours or it would be voluntary resignation […]

network realignment initiative

Unfair Advantage? United Healthcare Boots Thousands of MDs From Its Part C Medicare Plans http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/813318?t=1&topol=1 It would appear that all healthcare networks are getting more restrictive From the article: Dr Edward Kosinski (Cardiology Physicians, Fairfield, CT), also an interventionalist, received a similar letter from UHC more than a week ago, along with the 16 other […]

Corporate Arrogance knows no end ?

Fired pharmacist sues Wal-Mart over job policy http://drugtopics.modernmedicine.com/drug-topics/news/fired-pharmacist-sues-wal-mart-over-job-policy Could it be that Wal Mart hired this recovered/impaired RPH.. when there was a shortage and when the shortage became a surplus.. changed their corporate policy to eliminate such employees? Will the ADA law prevail ? Is this another example of corporate bullying ?  

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