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Re: Big Brother At The Pharmacy Gracie2

Posted by Elizabeth on October 22, 2001, at 10:53:38

In reply to Re: Big Brother At The Pharmacy, posted by Gracie2 on October 19, 2001, at 15:58:42

> It would be nice to see the same pharmacist all the time and have him get to know you.

When I was in MA, I always went to the same pharmacy, a KMart in South Boston (the only place in town that took my out-of-state insurance). There were two pharmacists working there. One of them was always nice to me, knew that I was a student and what classes I was taking (seriously!), knew that I take 20mg/night of Ambien and that the buprenorphine was for depression (and that I'm not a drug addict), trusted me when I said stuff like "yes, my doctor did prescribe amoxapine and Parnate together and it's okay," etc. The other fellow treated me like a number rather than like a person, and he gave me a hard time every time I brought in one of my left-field prescriptions. He would do stuff like insist on calling my doctor about anything slightly out of the ordinary, even when it was something that he'd filled for me dozens of times before (like the Ambien #60). It took about 45 minutes for me to get to that pharmacy from Cambridge, so I didn't want to just leave a script there and then come pick it up later or the next day. But often that guy would make me wait for an hour or more because he insisted on talking to my doctor before filling a prescription.

Cam seems to treat patients as individuals -- and that's what I meant by "cool."

> ...I was very greatful to be treated so well instead of looking over my shoulder for the cops-the way I felt like doing at Walgreens, as if I had walked in there with a script for 2 pounds of morphine.

I think it would probably be a script for 1000 grams of morphine (1,000,000 mg, or about 33,333 MSIR 30mg tabs -- yeah, I guess that is a bit much).

-elizabeth


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