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So, here we are again.
Where as the mighty angry one been all these years? I’ll be honest. Life. Thats right, fucking life. Happens to the best of us boys and girls. Get married, have kids, and suddenly you’re on statins, getting a colonoscopy, watching your pharmacy infamy die a horrible rotting death, and watching ‘my 600 lb life’ hating that fucking doctor’s gold stethoscope.
Well, that and I just didnt give a fuck anymore about the daily crackhead grind and idiot patients. I had reached pharmacy-zen where every problem was no big deal. I expected the early refill bitching and the stupid lost script song and dance. I expected idiots to not understand they had a deductible first of the year (like the previous 5+ years that they magically ‘forgot’ about). It’s hard to rant about shit when you expect it coming in the door for 10+ hours a day.
Plus the server the site was on was held together by duct-tape and bailing wire. I was afraid to post for fear of the entire deck of cards falling down. No really, it was a strong Go-Lytely fart away from exploding.
Not to mention (I absolutely hate this fucking part) that I had to watch what I post and couldn’t be as raw as I had in the past. Yeah, censoring yourself sucks. However since our president is 1000x worse than I am, fuck it trebek!
In other words I’m as full of excuses as your typical crackhead…. Only i’m not hounding you on the phone…. or staring at your face… or wishing you dead… or wanting a gallon of prometh with codeine for my ‘bronchitis’… Ya’ll got the yellow norcos? I’ll pay cash!
HOWEVER! That being said, after hearing the calls of help from you all, I dumped money into a server, got my shit together, got a new shitty site layout that will not be 100 years out of date, and decided to MAKE PHARMACY GREAT AGAIN (Okay, so maybe I wont make it ‘great’, I’ll just make it suck a whole lot less)! Like motherfucking Batman coming out of retirement (actually I think im more of a Deadpool’ish sorta crazy).
Motherfucking #tapreturns (for the record, I fucking HATE hashtags. Like really hate them. Twitter ruined the internet.
Enough about my excuses! Here are some tidbits that are in the pipe for ranting:
- eScripts and how much they make my life hell (complete with image examples of some whacky ones if I can figure out how to strip all the metadata out so people dont get in trouble with the HIPAA police)
- Docs who take altered C2 Rx’s and say “Oh just fill it anyway”. Yeah, what the fuck.
- All the bullshit the DEA makes us do now for stupid Opoids + Soma + Benzos. As if I did enough babysitting.
- Just general fucking bitching about DIR fees and other insurance bullshit.
Comment by Maria on 2017-03-06 08:11:00 -0800 #
AAAAND…for those of us who are PISSED at trying to get decent healthcare while a few people seem to be able to to use the medical system for their routine entertainment buzzz…Thank you!! Welcome back! I just found you about a year ago, and was rather heartbroken when I reached the end of the posts. Just got the notification and threw a small party on the porch!!
Comment by Leeper on 2017-03-06 08:14:57 -0800 #
It has been too long sir, welcome back!!
Comment by createart147 on 2017-03-06 08:28:18 -0800 #
Missed ya…was feeling alone
Comment by Alfonso DeLuca on 2017-03-06 08:43:22 -0800 #
Glad to see you again.
Comment by bob on 2017-03-06 08:43:28 -0800 #
oh thanks god he’s back
Comment by Kirsten Olson on 2017-03-06 08:56:49 -0800 #
Aww, I missed these rants. Glad to see you’re back and angrier than ever. Pent up energy never sounded so good!
Comment by Jennifer White on 2017-03-06 09:15:35 -0800 #
I have missed you, Angry Pharmacist. With you, I know that I am not alone. This gives me great peace. People fucking make me sick in general, but when you have to go do your job and have to deal with them it makes Death seem like a long awaited vacation [ yep, the vacation you don’t come back from to ever deal with these fucking idiots again]. I am not really suicidal but it never really hurts to integrate the Dirt Nap in your daily dealings. Idiot nurses, doctors ( not nearly as numerous as the idiot nurses), and the same motherfucking idiot patients over and over again. I could keep going on & on, but there simply is not enough space in our galaxy for my rants & I am certain that I would get arrested !!! No. I know I would go to prison for sure !!! Thank you Angry Pharmacist. Welcome back !!!!
Comment by Marvin Zissman on 2017-03-06 09:20:26 -0800 #
WELCOME BACK, I MISSED YOU! I’M RETIRED NOW BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
Comment by thefuneralbizz on 2017-03-06 09:56:12 -0800 #
Glad you’re back…rant away! this is the exact reason I started blogging, to vent my frustrations and hope that people will someday realize to stop being a-holes….I know, wishful thinking!
Comment by Dave on 2017-03-06 10:06:18 -0800 #
Glad you are back! Missed you!
Comment by Stephen Ware on 2017-03-06 14:32:38 -0800 #
Welcome back Sir! We missed you!
Comment by KELLY KEAVENY on 2017-03-06 16:51:44 -0800 #
Glad to see your back at the job, thought you left us for the other side (working for a PBM)
Comment by Sick of BS on 2017-03-06 18:15:10 -0800 #
WELCOME BACK from a fan in Australia….can’t wait for the big tears of laughter you had me in…MISSED you!!! It’s not just USA…it’s everywhere…about rude, crazy people of the public…corporates making their run…& loss of gov’t control on healthcare coz they just don’t understand how it functions…coz, few are medical people. I appreciate you have a LIFE…but, please share your insight if you have time…coz, it’s great. It just helps me better accept crap, at times. I visualise your blog could be turned into a TV show…it really IS that funny!
All best wishes with you.
Comment by Steve on 2017-03-06 19:55:01 -0800 #
Welcome back, good sir. You have been missed.
Comment by Lainey on 2017-03-06 20:15:29 -0800 #
Comment by Gabru on 2017-03-07 12:54:36 -0800 #
Awesome looking forward to ur posts! Welcome back to the Internet world 🙂
Comment by MCPeePants on 2017-03-07 23:24:29 -0800 #
So glad you’re back. Checking in from the pharmacy hellhole that is Las Vegas. #What’sACocktail???
Comment by Christine Mayo on 2017-03-08 08:02:43 -0800 #
Welcome back , I have since retired from Pharmacy life , yet sometimes have flash backs ..Too funny.
Comment by jknowlesmd on 2017-03-08 11:50:48 -0800 #
I’m certainly not angry with pharmacists – they have helped me and my patients more than I can say. I do not like them giving travel vaccines (my specialty), but that’s another subject.
Comment by OwnerLoner on 2017-03-09 21:09:54 -0800 #
Wow don’t know what made me check but can’t believe you’re back!! It warms my black heart
Comment by The Angry Intern on 2017-03-10 07:47:32 -0800 #
Thank God you’re back. Running my own angry blog about CVS/health now in hopes it’ll gain enough negative PR they’ll buy my site to shut me the fuck up. I have missed you 🙁
Comment by Jerry on 2017-03-10 18:58:11 -0800 #
Yep , you’re on the money ! Gave up full time after 40 years ! Now part time and it’s fun to look the abusers in the eye, laugh, and tell them you won’t fill it. Can walk any time , not management , no pressure !
The public is still quite disgusting at times , but once in a while , a sincere “thank you” and a smile can make my day !
Trying to figure out how to make bisacodyl tablets that look like “yellow generic Norco”. Love to set them loose on the street !
Comment by Steve on 2017-03-10 20:37:39 -0800 #
You take the words mother and fucker to a new hybrid level. I was worried that you had been incarcerated or institutionalized and that was the reason for your absence. You are the voice of a jaded sarcastic generation of pharmacists that realize patients only open their opioids over the toilet and never their diuretics. (Apparently shitting is a painful act that requires Prn narcotics – prolly due to all those prn narcotics). As a Canadian I must admit some of your woes are foreign to me, but I believe douchebag patients, idiot nurses, clueless insurance plans and corporations raping our profession are universal. Welcome back and I look forward to every non-sensored rant.
Comment by Maintenance Man on 2017-03-11 08:24:22 -0800 #
So… code-speak for “I was in rehab after choking THAT customer…” aside: Can you FINALLY refill my (homemade) script for an Oxydonky binge I’m planning for this weekend?
Glad to have you back. Even if it you do have to wear that awkward ankle bracelet monitor.
Comment by Bill Sergiy III, RPh on 2017-03-11 12:55:05 -0800 #
Welcome Back!! And Screw P.C. crap…Let it all out!!! 🙂
Comment by Sean Chang on 2017-03-12 17:09:50 -0700 #
Welcome back, Sir
Comment by julie brush on 2017-03-13 02:06:47 -0700 #
Hurrrrayyyyy! Your back! Does the D.E.A. really give 10 shit’s about the patient’s and what they are taking…or is there a bottom fucking line?
Comment by Drug Monkey on 2017-04-08 18:28:07 -0700 #
A technical question:
“I dumped money into a server”
Why? I ran the world’s greatest pharmacy blog for over 10 years and never put a dime into it. With blogspot, wordpress, etc, etc, why would you spend money on maintaining a blog?
Genuinely curious about this.
Comment by theangrypharmacist on 2017-04-11 08:31:36 -0700 #
Because yours wasn’t the greatest pharmacy blog.
Comment by Chuck on 2017-06-28 04:15:36 -0700 #
Just found your blog and forwarded the URL over to my son, a PharmD working in a poor area in a major Midwestern city. I’m betting he will laugh so hard that he will piddle in his pants.
I hear the same things from him.
Comment by Kevin Price on 2017-07-04 04:49:11 -0700 #
The great one has returned! Hallelujah! I have been waiting for this day.
Comment by Robert on 2017-07-17 15:09:20 -0700 #
What process is needed for opioid + soma + benzo? Hadn’t heard this myself.
Comment by RxComic on 2017-07-23 23:19:36 -0700 #
Hey man, glad we’re both back at it. Almost at the exact same time. Shoot me a message on Twitter some time.
Comment by Cerebral palsy guy on 2017-09-29 08:46:35 -0700 #
I know you haven’t posted in a few months. I wanted to leave a comment anyway. When I first started reading your blog months and months ago. I really took issue with your overall anger at the public. Well, I finished reading your entire entries ( yes I know it took me forever to do so). I put everything you said together in my head and it makes sense. Despite your name you do care. You care a lot. It took me awhile to see this and to understand. I just wanted to simply (in the longest most drawn out, entirely unnecessary way) to say thank you. Thank you for helping people like me get the zillions of scripts they turn in every month. Thank you for catching my drug interactions which could have left me dead. Your profession has saved me in the most literal way many times. I can’t help the truckloads of medicine I’m on. Each one in a sense keeps me from being useless. I’m not referring to CIIs only. I’m referring to the meds like baclofen that keep me from being a living statue . and zonisamide which keeps me from flopping around like a fish out of water. The spastic cerebral palsy I have doesn’t just effect me. My entire family is effected and Pharmacists are an extra line of defense that I am greatful for.
Comment by yourassholes on 2018-05-17 04:55:46 -0700 #
You people don’t sound like professionals at all. And if you’re truly pharmacists PLEASE find another profession! You sound like you’re describing yourselves when you rant about asshole doctors, nurses, and patients. God knows I don’t want another encounter with a judgemental asshole pharmacist that thinks they know more than my doctor. You’re a fuckin pharmacist. Get another job so people don’t have to deal with your hateful ass!