Funny Pharmacist/Tech stories

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  1. Da Alchemist

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    We've heard of patients coming to retail acting a fool. How about Pharmacist and technicians? Any stories?

    Yesterday my Aunt had to pick up her prescription and CVS pharmacy were packed with patients. The pharmacist walked out because of the work load probably couldnt handle it any more. Some of the patients never got their rx. So picture it. I heard those old people were running around every aisle of the store going crazy. not that funny but the pharmacist pulled a funny move.

    Can pharmacist lose license for doing that?
     
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  3. JerryPharmD

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    they probably won't lose their license, but be censured, and future employment might be difficult to obtain

    I have several stories..some funny

    1)I used to work with a tech that told a story of a patient throwing a glass bottle of mag citrate at a tech where they used to work. It hit the tech and the patient was arrested.

    2) I worked at a place where the night pharmacist(floater) was arrested the next morning at the pharmacy. (I have no idea why, but I assume it was scheduled drug theft.)

    3) A temp pharmacist that worked one night professed their belief in wacky natural healing things. "vibrations" and "auras"
    It was the first that I've ever heard of iridology. http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/iridology.html :bullcrap:

    4) A patient threatened to "show us a gun" after their spouse paid hundreds of dollars for a generically available brand name med and we wouldn't take it back. The friendly police stopped by their house.

    5) Once pharmacist where I used to work that casually talked about being on anti-depressants and benzos got into a screaming/shouting at top of their lungs match with a doctor.

    6) A technician was fired and threw a brick through the window the next night at 3 am when the pharmacy was closed.

    7) A tech was illegally funneling online reinbursements into their own bank account.

    8) A tech who ran the mail out dept sent control rx's to various patients that all had the same address- the address of the tech who ran the mail out dept.

    9) I worked with a pharmacist that had not worked in 20 years and just came back. 20 years prior they were held up and claimed long term disability. They had somehow taken out a HUGE disability policy like a month before they were held up.

    10) A pharmacist divorced their spouse of 10 years and ran off to another state with a tech that they later married.

    11) A pharmacist was fired for suspected control theft. The board was not notified. I read that that pharmacist lost their license six months later for control theft at another pharmacy chain.

    12) A pharmacist had to go to jail every night because they were on work furlough for a month for multiple DUIs.

    13) A tech would slam the phone against the counter as hard as he could when he was talking to patients and say "sorry tech difficulties." He could also hang up on every line that was ringing within 2 seconds. (not very patient oriented :laugh: )
     
  4. sdn1977

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    I heard thru the grapevine from folks who actually worked with this pharmacist - a female pt became irate because she could see the pharmacist on the floor. She complained to store management he was sleeping on the job & not helping her....... trouble was - he was dead. Died of a heart attack while at work.

    One other - this happened while I was working. Came in one AM & found the night pharmacist (who had the job of counting the CIIs for the hospital) completely stoned in the narc room - think a room about the size of a medium sized bathroom. He was admitted for detox then sent on rehabilitative leave. He never came back:) .

    Fnally, in the days when hospital pharmacists would send up a 3-5 day supply & it would get sent back down on discharge for credit & return to stock.... well, one pharmacist got pulled over for a moving violation. That was in the day when they didn't need a lot of reason to look into your car. So the cop looked in the trunk & found a whole trunkload of rts CV-II's in his trunk for discharged pts. He never came back to work either....
     
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    This is my situation. I am a female tech at a wal-mart pharmacy. A new male pharmacist transfered to our pharmacy and he has a really really really bad hygiene. He wears the same clothes for 2 or 3 consecutive days. He has teeth decaying in his mouth and when he talks his breath stinks. Besides he is tall and love talking and standing next to you. Finally he uses some kind of fragant or colon that nobody can stand the smell. I am the lead technician at the pharmacy and other techs and clerks complained to me about him and his B.O. I have never told anybody that they stink and I usually keep a safe distance from the new pharmacist and take frequent breaks to get out of the pharmacy. What should I do? Should I transfer to another pharmacy? Please help me!!!
     
  6. Farmercyst

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    Tell him to keep his colon to himself.:smuggrin:

    Who's his boss. I'd go to them.
     
  7. Da Alchemist

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    [email protected] should i transfer to another pharmacy? I have a solution for you. [​IMG] just wear a surgical mask so you wont smell him.
     

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