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Walgreen's busted again
#11
Mystical, I get the same thing filled and my docs and pharmacists have been a hassle since ?not sure who? said that 10mgs are too strong for women. Nope, not true. The pharmacists, I just give attitude to and remind them that they aren't doctors. My docs, ugh. I finally got blunt and said that 5mgs doesn't touch me for sleep, and if that was what they were going to script, don't even bother.

Cricket, don't feel bad. That is a once in a lifetime mistake in your favor. A big one for the pharmacist, but you probably weren't their only mistake if there was a new person the next month.

Years ago I was being shorted for the sle@p aid 3 months in a row at Osco. Only 2-3 pills, and I called immediately when I got home the first 2 months. They told me to come back and gave me the missing ones no problem. I think the pharmacist was shorting many people a couple here and there. He was gone a few months later, and my counts were never off again.
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#12
(10-19-2016, 05:18 AM)Audrey Hepburn Wrote: Mystical, I get the same thing filled and my docs and pharmacists have been a hassle since ?not sure who? said that 10mgs are too strong for women.  Nope, not true. The pharmacists, I just give attitude to and remind them that they aren't doctors. My docs, ugh. I finally got blunt and said that 5mgs doesn't touch me for sleep, and if that was what they were going to script, don't even bother.  

Cricket, don't feel bad. That is a once in a lifetime mistake in your favor.  A big one for the pharmacist, but you probably weren't their only mistake if there was a new person the next month.  

Years ago I was being shorted for the sle@p aid 3 months in a row at Osco. Only 2-3 pills, and I called immediately when I got home the first 2 months. They told me to come back and gave me the missing ones no problem. I think the pharmacist was shorting many people a couple here and there. He was gone a few months later, and my counts were never off again.
I haven't heard the name "Osco" in a long time. When I lived back in the Midwest, I never had a single problem with them. However, I had the same pharmacist since I was a wee lad and before I moved out of state. Nowadays I'd trust an IOP over the locals lol.
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#13
Hi Mystical,
Yes, I'm in the Midwest. Osco isn't here anymore but they used to be as big as Walgreens.
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#14
Wow! There are some astonishing stories here. In the late 90s when I was at university, many of my friends were studying pharmacy. Lots had part time jobs at Boots (a big pharmacy in the UK). I was amazed by the amount of work they took home with them, if you know what I mean.

More recently I picked up a repeat prescription and as I walked away realised the sealed paper bag felt a bit light. Inside was my big box of gabapentin, but no tramadol. Luckily I hadn't left the store but it still took an hour and lots of arguing to get the rest of my prescription out of them. If I'd gone back to my doctor, I doubt he'd believe my story and write another script. The way the pharmacy treated me was shameful. I got taken off to a secure room that looked like it was mostly for shoplifters who'd been caught. They searched all my things before checking their own records. Sure enough they found a box of tramadol with my name on it on a shelf.

Honest mistake, or an attempt to steal my meds? I'll never know for sure, but the way they treated me made be think they wanted me to shut up and go away quietly.
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#15
how infuriating that they would search ur things before they searched their own records.

just infuriating. some pharmacists can make having medical issues so much worse by how they treat their clients.

sorry, barq.
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#16
(10-19-2016, 10:58 AM)barq- Wrote: Wow! There are some astonishing stories here. In the late 90s when I was at university, many of my friends were studying pharmacy. Lots had part time jobs at Boots (a big pharmacy in the UK). I was amazed by the amount of work they took home with them, if you know what I mean.

More recently I picked up a repeat prescription and as I walked away realised the sealed paper bag felt a bit light. Inside was my big box of gabapentin, but no tramadol. Luckily I hadn't left the store but it still took an hour and lots of arguing to get the rest of my prescription out of them. If I'd gone back to my doctor, I doubt he'd believe my story and write another script. The way the pharmacy treated me was shameful. I got taken off to a secure room that looked like it was mostly for shoplifters who'd been caught. They searched all my things before checking their own records. Sure enough they found a box of tramadol with my name on it on a shelf.

Honest mistake, or an attempt to steal my meds? I'll never know for sure, but the way they treated me made be think they wanted me to shut up and go away quietly.

Being taken into an area and searched is where I'd contact an attorney and sue. I know in the US, that would be considered a bad stop for asset protection/loss prevention and many companies have lost a ton of money due to it. If I were in that situation, I'd call the police.
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#17
Mystical - good for you! That'll make up for the many times so many other people have been shorted. I've been shorted several times on my prescription for X and when I call them, it's like they don't' believe me. I don't think it's' a mistake - they don't short my antibiotics. And our Walgreens takes FOREVER to fill a prescription - the Dr. emails it to them and it's hours before it's ready.
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#18
(10-19-2016, 08:54 PM)orderssn Wrote: Mystical - good for you! That'll make up for the many times so many other people have been shorted. I've been shorted several times on my prescription for X and when I call them, it's like they don't' believe me.  I don't think it's' a mistake - they don't short my antibiotics.  And our Walgreens takes FOREVER to fill a prescription - the Dr. emails it to them and it's hours before it's ready.

HA! you have made a good point there orderssn. It just seems like certain meds get shorted. You know, the ones that are hard to impossible to have them believe you, or that they did something wrong. It's ALWAYS our fault and we are lying.

We can't do anything about it and they know it. They probably slip those little missing ones in their pocket and then treat people who have real need for the meds like we're all criminals. That must be it. You're sick, so therefore you are a criminal, never to be trusted and our pharmacist never make mistakes and should have the right to deny you your medications, just because.
I've had more problems with Walgreens than any other pharms. Unfortunately, they are the only pharm close to me.

Cricket
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#19
I'm also in the Midwest and we have CVS here also. We also DO still have Osco - but they are inside Jewel, so really just part of the store, with a pharmacist.

Also - it's ridiculous that we have to get real Sudafed from the pharmacist with an ID. I feel like a junkie just because my nose is stuffed up - and I actually HATE taking that stuff because it makes me anxious - but the stuff on the shelf doesn't work. Seriously, I would imagine it takes a lot of boxes to make meth - and a mom standing there with her kid can't just buy cold medicine without showing a driver's license.
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#20
Hey Orrenson,

Oh yeah, the Jewel pharmacies are Osco! The majority of the freestanding Oscos were turned into CVS. The sudephed thing is so stupid. Since you mentioned Jewel, we are in the same place and there aren't any metb labs around here. Every time I have to get my license scanned to buy cold medicine I ask how many people have been flagged for buying it. "None" is the only answer I've ever received.
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