When bureaucrats tries to justify something they can’t really justify .. you get …

CVS Refuses To Sell Insulin For Cat Without Prescription http://touch.courant.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-79478062/ From the article: He approached the two pharmacists behind the counter about getting the insulin and five syringes. “I told them the vet gave me this information,” he said. “The girl looked at me and said, ‘These are directions, they’re not prescriptions.” Quartin said he […]

It is just a joke !

I got this in my inbox… from a previous CVS RPh Just recently contacted my old store under the pretense of trying to check in to a prescription.  Took over 10 minutes for them to answer the phone  Finally spoke to xxxxx, and intern, who said CVS found all the broadcast of Monday and Tuesday […]

Facts and rumors on the street !

Over the last couple of years.. I have projected that one of  three things would happen in the not so distant future… 1. that our pay/salary would end up in the $35 -45/hr range based on current purchasing power.. either thru a. salaries being frozen and letting the cost of living diminish the buying power […]

Could this be part of the problem ?

This is a post on a FaceBook page referencing the NBC 5 Chicago expose on a 5 y/o getting basically a overdose http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Family-Says-Pharmacy-Error-Nearly-Killed-Boy–247413951.html here is the comment : And this why our system makes us enter the birthday. I checked this person’s profile and it is a technician from a national chain.. Is this typical […]

NBC 5 Chicago expose on med errors

Family Says Pharmacy Error Nearly Killed Boy http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Family-Says-Pharmacy-Error-Nearly-Killed-Boy–247413951.html I am starting to lose count on the number of investigative reporters doing expose on chain pharmacies and medication errors.. and this is the only the ones that get noticed by the media at this time… how many don’t we hear about ?

Pharmacy in the headlines

I am creating a post that where I will put all the news links that I can find .. where pharmacy is being highlighted in the news – and that is not a good thing ! I am putting a permanent link on the column to the right.. so that this page can be easily […]

Revisiting the proper documentation

It has been a while since I have posted this.. I have been contacted by two RPH’s working for you-know-who.. where management is claiming that they have complaints or errors they were not aware of… but.. is being held against them.. with threats of being terminated. Have you ever noticed that when there is something […]

Is this how our error reporting system works ?

Op-Ed: Victims of pharmacy mistakes have little recourse Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/life/health/op-ed-victims-of-pharmacy-mistakes-have-little-recourse/article/373083#ixzz2uQv06Nhh From the article: In December, my 4-year-old Labrador retriever was prescribed a medication to help with a condition related to her cancer. The pharmacist at a West Chester, Pa., Rite Aid mistakenly filled the medication at three times the prescribed dose, putting my dog’s […]

If you worked for CVS.. you would have received this !

When the rubber meets the road !

Link to first segment http://www.nbcwashington.com/investigations/Perscription-Errors-Pharmacy-CVS-Investigation-246947451.html Link to second segment http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Prescription-for-Error-Pharmacy-Robots–246948651.html Third segment http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Prescription-for-Error-Auto-Refills-247159401.html A few weeks ago I posted this I would sure hate !  It would appear that this investigative reporter from NBC 4 Washington took a interest in all the medication errors that was happening in community pharmacies. Somehow, she ran across the whistle […]