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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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Ask your pharmacist. :rolleyes:
 

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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? Thank You

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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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.

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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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)?"

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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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.

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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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.
LOL.

Ask your pharmacist. :rolleyes:
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.
Depending on the state it's (il)legal. Not all of them will look at you funny.
 

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Try asking for an insulin syringe, then you'll know what it's like to be a criminal.

...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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