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Drug shortage
I think CVS screwed me the last time I got my prescriptions refilled. Now that I'm getting low it seemed like one of my prescriptions was short, so I just counted the pills. Two of them I take one a day and get 30 at a time, the third I take 2 a day and get 60. So I should have X of the first two and 2X of the third left. I have 14 of each of the first two, and... 20 of the third. I'm 8 short! No way did I do that myself. I *always* take all three at once. Then I take the third again in the evening. There is no way in hell I managed to take it *8* times when I shouldn't - hell, I didn't do it once I'm sure.

Not sure what I can do, since it has been a few weeks since I had them filled - how can I prove they did it and I didn't just spill them or something? (I carry the bottles in my bag, if they spilled they'd be in there - I checked, no spill. Not like I wouldn't have noticed the cap being off.) It isn't too big a deal, the shortage is the Ranitidine - aka Zantac - which is for heartburn. But still, this shit isn't cheap - and the Ranitidine is the one NOT covered for me.

I am: pissed
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Comments
ardaniel From: ardaniel Date: November 29th, 2003 11:18 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Call your doc, see if you can hack out a way to use the OTC Zantac for that. if they're not covering Zantac scrip, you might as well just go to Costco or something and score a giant fucking box of the non-scrip shit.
From: iwascaite Date: November 29th, 2003 12:46 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Call the drug store, speak with the head pharmacist, explain concisely. If they do not make it right, first change pharmacies (sometimes there's a cash bonus for doing so) and second call your doctor and explain to the nurse that your pharmacy shorted you, that you need a new copy of all your prescriptions so you can move pharmacies and ask who it should be reported to.

Probably no one will do anything, but "carelessness" is a huge problem for pharmacies, anyone who could "miscount" pills by more than 10% could easily mislabel or misfill a prescription and cause someone's death.

Give them a chance to make it up, notification that they have problems in-house, but it's more than fraud and theft, it's dangerous and they can have their license revoked for errors filling prescriptions.
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 2nd, 2003 03:35 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Golden Bull Awards

Spooky, 10 minutes after reading this post I had meandered across to the Plain English Campaign. Zantac is a winner from 1989 (http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/bull89.html)(4th from the bottom).

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