What have I done…

Thursday night about 23:00 I got a call from a dear friend of ours.. it would appear that at about 13:30 Thursday.. her husband had suffered a major stroke/clot in the left front lobe.. dropped in the lobby of the local post office and now was in  the hospital on a vent and being kept […]

Guilty by association ?

I recently wrote about a RPH that has been targeted -thru their wholesaler – that the pharmacy is selling more C-II than DEA numbers say they should.. https://www.pharmaciststeve.com/?p=3929 This has nothing to do with a “bad audit” of the pharmacy by the DEA.. it is apparently based on just the pure number of doses that […]

Here is a interesting picture..

This car belongs to a RPh that works for the largest chain pharmacy/PBM… in a part of the country where these RPh’s are in a union.. Those lines on the car .. are not reflections… nor some substance – like soap… the car’s paint has been “keyed”  or scratched with something sharp… and probably a […]

How low can you go…

Walgreens Challenges CVS in the Race to the Bottom – But No Individuals are Accountable! http://www.pharmacistactivist.com/2013/June_2013.shtml Dr.Daniel A. Hussar … calls it like he sees it… could not have said it better…  

Is the DEA targeting anyone and everyone…

http://www.jimplagakis.com/?p=6359 This is a blog from my friend Jim Plagakis… it describes a independent Pharmacist that is being targeted by the DEA… why ?.. because this Pharmacist had the audacity to build a very legit chronic pain practice. This Pharmacist’s protocol for accepting – yes accepting a pt into the pharmacy practice – and what […]

What if we …

I recently wrote about the AMA resolution.. telling RPH’s to not call them about anything..  https://www.pharmaciststeve.com/?p=3879 You know.. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count on the number of times in a week.. that I both save and cover the prescriber’s ass… How many times .. especially in a community setting.. you tell […]

This should not surprise any of us.

Hi, Normally I try and write something uplifting or educational each week but this week I want to make you aware of perhaps the most important issue facing the pharmacy profession.  Please take the time to read these two just published articles as they may be the most important ones you will ever read. What […]

WAGS miss 3 qt profits by ~ 7%

http://www.drugstorenews.com/article/walgreens-outlines-shift-front-end-strategy-and-pharmacy-tailwinds-looking-forward?utm_source=MagnetMail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=steve@steveariens.com&utm_content=DSN-EDIT-Breaking%20News-06-25-13 Stock is down ~ 14% in the last 30 days… off of, at least, a 5 yr high… Could their “good faith Rx policy” be turning Rx customers “off” and they are heading for the competitors ? From the article: Walgreens on Tuesday initiated a three-point plan to boost front-end performance as the company […]

How criminal investigators use 21st technology – could we do the same ?

Criminals Beware, Fraud Investigators Take To Social Media http://www.forbes.com/sites/walterpavlo/2013/06/25/criminals-beware-fraud-investigators-take-to-social-media/ From the article: One thing most people, honest and dishonest, love to do is brag about their interests.  And what better place to brag than on social media sites like Facebook FB +1.32%, LinkedIn LNKD +2.27%, Twitter and Pinterest.  These are the places that today’s fraud […]

My inbox – it just shows up !

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/cvs-pharmacy-c334769.html Here is a post from the site  CVS Pharmacy Complaints & Reviews – Treats employees like dirt I am not sure how well CVS is qualified to handle all of the manage drug benefit programs, for employees of the City of Chicago, the county, the Chicago Board of Education, the City Colleges of Chicago, […]