More than just medication...

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  1. samisab786

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    I don't mean to ask an annoying question, but does pharmacy deal with a lot more than just medication and drugs? While I will most likely shadow a pharmacist in the future, I just wanted to know something in response to the information listed on some pharmacy websites. It says pharmacists are the primary source of health information. I was just wondering how-so. I'm asking this in all seriousness and would really appreciate an honest answer.
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  2. loo

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    Ask your pharmacist. :rolleyes:
     
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    Sometimes, pharmacists are asked essential questions like, "where's the key to the restroom?" That's when you know you are important. Someone's bladder is at stake for God's sake.
     
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    With all due respect, you are wrong. THE essential question asked of you in community practice is:

    "Where do you keep (insert non-essential item of choice here)?"
     
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    Nuh-uuuh! The ESSENTIAL question is: "Can I ring my toilet paper up here?"

    Seriously, though. It depends on the type of practice a community pharmacist wants to have. Many are intensely involved in immunization or disease state management programs. Some just dispense prescriptions, but I think those pharmacists may be putting themselves out of a job at some point in the future.
     
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    I stand corrected.;)
     
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    I was accused of "acting like a doctor" today by an irate patient. She took "your insurance won't pay for a refill, it is too early" to mean "you should completely stop taking Norvasc without speaking to your doctor because I, a lowly P2, like to mess with your world." She also said her doctor told her to take Diovan "as a water pill, only on days when she thought she needed it." And then she said her simvastatin was for her BP, so I stopped trying to confuse her with facts.
     
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    Hilarious! And just think, the world is full of them! I have a current patient who can only take white pills (regardless of what they do). In order for him to take non-white pills, he has to take 1mg folic acid to counteract the dyes involved. Because he knows better than MDs, RNs & PharmDs.
     
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    Every day I get asked the weirdest health questions, it's hard not to laugh out loud. You will deal with much more than medication and drugs, and you will need a poker face. When you think you are going to laugh, try to bite your lip and look deeply concerned.
     
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    LOL.

    I don't really have ONE pharmacist because I go to 10 after repeatedly getting rejected for asking for another vial of insulin :(.
     
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    Try asking for an insulin syringe, then you'll know what it's like to be a criminal.
     
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    Depending on the state it's (il)legal. Not all of them will look at you funny.
     
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    ...I'm a diabetic.

    Anyway, the pharmacists are supposed to give me three vials, but they only give me two because I guess they think two suffice for a month, but Novolog runs up fast with an insulin pump.
     

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