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Walgreen's busted again
#21
(10-20-2016, 12:57 AM)Audrey Hepburn Wrote: 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.

I miss Jewel and especially Dominick's before they went under...What's funny about the "behind the counter" OTC stuff is that I didn't realize it was any different than the stuff on the shelves. One day I asked about it (had the flu) and was curious what's the difference, and the pharmacist looked at me like I was the devil...
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#22
Mystical have you checked out or heard about Marianos? IMO about a million times better that Dominics.
The business story is interesting. The old CEO of Dominics wanted to compete with Whole Foods and put in fresh and organic, sushi, etc. Dominics execs and board said no. The CEO decided to leave and Dominics put him on a 5 year noncompete contract. He spent the 5 years planning out Marianos with fresh bakery, sushi chefs, wine bars, coffee bars, you name it. Not all the Marianos have everything but it is truly a shopping Mecca. They really were the nail in the coffin for Dominics.
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#23
(10-20-2016, 05:25 AM)Audrey Hepburn Wrote: Mystical have you checked out or heard about Marianos?  IMO about a million times better that Dominics.
The business story is interesting. The old CEO of Dominics wanted to compete with Whole Foods and put in fresh and organic, sushi, etc. Dominics execs and board said no. The CEO decided to leave and Dominics put him on a 5 year noncompete contract. He spent the 5 years planning out Marianos with fresh bakery, sushi chefs, wine bars, coffee bars, you name it. Not all the Marianos have everything but it is truly a shopping Mecca.  They really were the nail in the coffin for Dominics.

Love Mariano's. Excellent food and especially the bakery. I remember reading about that CEO in the Daily Heralds...I need to plan a trip back home.
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#24
(10-19-2016, 07:26 PM)Mystical Wrote: 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.

I think because it was private I don't have grounds to sue. If it were public then I'd be suing for humiliation, but that's not so obviously the case in private. They would argue they needed to establish I was correct and the tramadol hadn't slipped into my other bag. I went along with what they were doing, but only because I felt they expected me to give up and go away.

Charon is totally right though... absolute assumption I was wrong/lying. If I'm VERY charitable I suppose I'd concede they count the pills twice whereas I was on gabapentin with a memory like a goldfish. Took me a while to realise that I was actually right and they were wrong!
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#25
I always verify, and sometimes count my pills on the "pharmacian's help desk" because of sometimes they would give me less than my 60x10mg Valium. Another time, I told the pharmacist I get along best on refill day, what the hell is this, this is not blue, that's not valium. Oh it was a 10mg pill...10mg Oxazepam....I never ever saw anyone with a script for 10mg Oxazepam, might as well have a glass of milk with honey if using that for sleep. I know there is 15mg and 30mg ones here, and in Europe, there is 50mg Oxazepam. Which isn't even that crazy. On a basic tolerance I usually always go back to, where 20mg valium a day + temazepam 30mg capsules (with powder inside...they go up to 30mg here and in the US, at bed time. I have an uncle with whom we help each other when in case of needing benzos because some events made it so our respective GAD didn't react well, and his 30mg oxazepam, I have to eat 3-4, takes an hour to kick in and then is profoundly anxiolytic...but for about 15 minutes. Lamest benzo ever. Although I've never had Frisium...that's almost only for seizures.

But yeah, always better to verify your script is filled correctly every time you go pick something up. One time they..not Walgreens, we pretty much have our own pharmacy chains up here, one is very large and owns a smallish chain in New England just south of me, gave me omeprazole instead of pantoprazole...not a big deal, PPI's work pretty much all the same, they mostly vary in their length of action is what I understand.
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#26
(10-27-2016, 06:56 AM)BeepBeep Wrote:
(10-16-2016, 09:04 PM)Mystical Wrote: As an add on to what you've written, the problem I've encountered at all of the major pharmacies is missing one or two pills from an Rx. I now count them in front of the pharmacist, as coming back later will get you no results. I've counted them in front of the main pharmacist and had them see personally that one or two is missing. That also usually corrects future incidents.

My mother in law counts her pills all the time and regularly finds shortages, it amazes me when you consider they are supposed to account for every pill, all I can guess is their books are 'fudged' quite well when they do inventory...
I ask to see the pharmacist "when they ask if I have any questions" and then open the bottle in front of him/her and do a count. Never been shorted an antibiotic, but other things always seem to be off by one or two. (not any more though since I've been doing the count practice lol.) If you think about it, they are accounting for every pill when they short you by one or two as there "master" count will be right, but the customers are getting the short end of the stick. I think they'd have more problems skimming from there non sold product as it's "allegedly" more regulated.
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#27
(10-14-2016, 04:31 PM)Cricket Wrote: Wasn't sure where to put this so I landed here with it. I'm sure there's no legal action I could take, but I sure wish I could get back at Walgreens for always being buttholes.

The other day I went there to pick up my Mirapex prescription. This morning I took a few pills out to cut them in half and noticed a different pill mixed in. Similar in size and shape, but thicker than the others.
I looked it up to find it is a different drug altogether. I don't know if it would have hurt me if I had taken it, but did notice it could have caused a reaction with my other meds I take.

How in the world could it have gotten mixed in, being it's even a different pharmaceutical brand? I could see it possible if it was a med made by the same company that could have accidentally gotten in there, but a completely different brand and medication? Damn! I'm just glad I caught it before I had taken it and possibly caused me problems. Ah, but then I could have sued them. RATS! Walgreens deserves a good spanking anyway LOL.

Just found it kinda weird is all.

Please check your prescriptions when you get them and make sure they're right. I know I'll check them more carefully from now on. Especially from that evil Walgreens.

Cricket
Wow Cricket - just getting caught up, been gone a while. Do you think they were trying to substitute, or just somehow mixed in a completely different med?
Do not put off till tomorrow what can be put off till day-after-tomorrow just as well. - Mark Twain
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#28
Not sure if this has made the news outside the local SWFL area, but a CVS pharmacist is being sued for dispensing the incorrect medication that ended up killing a two-year old girl. Sad news, but definitely a good idea to verify medications given and dosage requirements with your doctor.
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#29
(10-27-2016, 06:56 AM)BeepBeep Wrote:
(10-20-2016, 12:57 AM)Audrey Hepburn Wrote: 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.

I live in the Midwest and Jewel/Osco area as well and to say there is not any meth labs in any area is kind of silly...  Sure not as many as in some areas, but they are still here...

I have zero interest in street drugs, but I know plenty of people that do have interest, so I hear the pulse and am aware of what is happening on the streets around me through the grape vines on occasion..
 
Even if there are no full blown permanent labs in the area there are still junkies doing the shake and bake in Snapple jars in bathrooms or at their houses, you just don't hear about it on the news...  I know several local LEO and they tell me they are constantly busting shake and bake labs or finding the supplies in arrested peoples backpacks, cars and such...  The newest thing I hear about is mobile meth labs, apparently people are converting white 'working' type vans into mobile meth labs and parking them near construction sites and cooking stuff out in plain sight all day, camouflaged because the truck blends and doesn't stand out...

BTW as an allergy suffer I too hate the fact you get treated like an criminal trying to buy allergy medicine, and worse that stupid 30 day clock has docked me a few times from trying to purchase when it's convenient and at the store vs actually waiting exactly 30+ days between purchases...  Plus for some reason my State ID card gets refused every time I try using it at Walmart for allergy meds, yet my DL works...  Before all the hoopla and banning, I actually liked the pick-me-up of natural ephedrine diet/energy pills compared to the current mix of caffeine and guarana that I can't stand...

It bewilders me that drugs like ephedrine/pseudoephedrineare are banned and controlled to the extreme, while drugs like Tylenol (Acetaminophen) that is in fact the leading cause of acute liver failure in the US is sold over the counter in jugs to anyone with no questions...



(10-20-2016, 06:00 AM)Mystical Wrote:
(10-20-2016, 05:25 AM)Audrey Hepburn Wrote: Mystical have you checked out or heard about Marianos?  IMO about a million times better that Dominics.
The business story is interesting. The old CEO of Dominics wanted to compete with Whole Foods and put in fresh and organic, sushi, etc. Dominics execs and board said no. The CEO decided to leave and Dominics put him on a 5 year noncompete contract. He spent the 5 years planning out Marianos with fresh bakery, sushi chefs, wine bars, coffee bars, you name it. Not all the Marianos have everything but it is truly a shopping Mecca.  They really were the nail in the coffin for Dominics.

Love Mariano's. Excellent food and especially the bakery. I remember reading about that CEO in the Daily Heralds...I need to plan a trip back home.

I personally can't stomach Mariano's prices, yeah it's a nice store with some real nice unique offerings but you pay hefty for that...

I'll take the vast selection and lower prices of Woodman's if I have the choice of local grocery stores, or hit up some of the ethnic based grocery stores that have a wide variety of imported goods...

(10-16-2016, 09:04 PM)Mystical Wrote: As an add on to what you've written, the problem I've encountered at all of the major pharmacies is missing one or two pills from an Rx. I now count them in front of the pharmacist, as coming back later will get you no results. I've counted them in front of the main pharmacist and had them see personally that one or two is missing. That also usually corrects future incidents.

My mother in law counts her pills all the time and regularly finds shortages, it amazes me when you consider they are supposed to account for every pill, all I can guess is their books are 'fudged' quite well when they do inventory...



Mariano' is 1/3-1/4 less for most groceries compared.to most foods. Yes, it you are buying hand made chocolate, sushi and special order cakes you are going to pay for it.

But with the crap and things that are done to our food, I'd prefer to pay a little extra for organtic and to get exactly what I want.  Before you all start yapping your pie holes, I've educated myself for the last few years.  FAIR WARNING:  I'm not going to read anything you think you know and attempt to argument. Any posts by me for the rest of the day will be happy, positive and about the Cubs only. So educate yourselves, read though the forum, and stop writing stuff you lnow nothing about.
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#30
Call them out. Always. Even if it's just 1 pill. Don't let them get to you. One month you get amazing friendly pharmacists, and the next it's like hell has frozen over. I have this one pharmacist that just hates my guts for some reason and won't even fill my non-controlled clonidine script earlier than 28 days even when my ins. covers it after 22 days. I just go back when her shift is over and get it filled. The judgments is very tough to deal with.
Half my kpin prescription was missing.. 2 months in a row, now. CVS has gotten really bad. Thankfully I caught on the first month, and was baffled to find the same again when I got home this second month. They did fix it.. Both times. However this is because I brought it right back within a few hours. I don't know what would happen if I didn't realize until 10,15,20 days into the month. I doubt they would fix it and I wouldn't know what to do. I could have major withdrawal from this.. Very sad. Be careful my friends!
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