Do not contact me requesting I post on how to doctor shop, avoid detection, get off your state's monitoring system, defraud your state's monitoring system, or successful combine drugs to "get all fucked up and shit."
I've got better things to do, and I really don't think that is in a pharmacist's or patient's best interests.
Fuck you kindly,
...and they continue to visit this fucking blog. I'm getting quite tired of their emails, comments, and general bullshit. Honestly, do they surf the web day-in and day-out looking for someone that is posting ANONYMOUSLY (like me) for the shear purpose of threatening them with legal action, calling/emailing employers, and notifying certification bodies and boards? I don't even understand why they'd waste their time writing the comment / email because they are DEFINITELY going to be wasting their time with the follow up. Let's analyze the following example:
"dallas" posted on 2/19/12 a comment to The Crap People Send Me (originally posted on 5/10/11).
As a refresher, "The Crap People Send Me" was a letter from a "pharmacy technician" "suffering from migraines." Here "PCP" was "treating" her "migraines" with Oxycontin and Roxycodone. She "found" a prescription in her "cookie jar" for Percocet. This "pharmacy technician" wanted to know if this "prescription" would show up on her profile at her "regular pharmacy" -- because she filled it as "cash" somewhere else. She asked her "dad" who is "an RPH" and couldn't get a straight answer.
Everything stinks about the letter. Every. Single. Thing. I'd bet less than 10 words of truth existed in this original email from "Pat." After 38 comments to this post, "dallas" decides to chime in...
I am so disturbed that any one of you are working in the medical field and are Pharmacists, you have no business taking care of sick people w/your cutting words. I completely agree with Aura and she seems to be the only person w/reason. I came upon this site looking for other options to taking a narcotic for brain aneurysm aftercare headaches and WOW! You are entitled to your opinion but name calling is unacceptable and i truly hope, or better yet maybe i will submit this site to the pharmacy board so they can get rid of all of you non-compassionate so called caring professionals. Quit the name calling and having sooo much fun assuming you know all this person has been thru and do the job you are PAID very well to do. disgusting behavior and i am thankful i am nothing like any one of you!
I don't know why "dallas" feels the need to defend such despicable behavior. That's dumb enough, but for her to think she is going to "submit this site to the pharmacy board" it tremendously ignorant. It's laughable. First of all, there has been around 35 different commenters to this post. I'm sure that if you wanted it bad enough, you theoretically COULD submit your pissant comment to all 50 state boards of pharmacy, but what are you going to tell them? Even if they do read it, how will you sound? "Dear UTAH BoP, please go to TheAngriestPharmacist.com -- There's a post from a real drunk pharmacy technician named Pat. She admitted to several crimes then asked TheAngriestPharmacist if she was going to get caught. What I would like to draw your attention to is the amount of mean name calling from all the doodie heads on the website. I would like you to revoke the pharmacist license for the following people: TheAngriestPharmacist, Drunken Agnostic, hi, nicole, brian, crappypharmacist, etc. Thank you for your time, dallas"
Honestly, could a person be any more retarded? You think I'm gonna just for over server logs and records outlining everyone who posts on the site? You think I'm gonna be helpful to a search like that? Or, do you think I'm going to NSA wipe my server and replace the website with fetish porn just to be a cocksucker? Ding Ding Ding!
It's like people have no concept of anonymity, privacy, and secrecy. I guess the average idiot believes that because they browse the web and interact with the internet on a full-name-no-filter basis that we all must do the same. Therefore, anytime someone on the internet does something impertinent, wrong, or rude, all you must do is notify the nearest constable who will turn on his interweb box, ask the webmaster of the internets who uses the code name "DAVE" and then call Dave's dad who will then punish him for saying rude things. It's also ultra naive to think that a BoP will even bother reading a complaint stemming from something posted on MY fucking website. I bet they don't get a sentence into it before discussing how much they enjoy reading my site...so suck on that, dallas.
Next we have Ang responding on 1/18/12 to Doctor Shopping and Insurance Fraud and Asshat Patients -- Oh my from 3/22/11 with:
There are several issues here. First of all, pharmacists do not have the authority to determine whether a crime was committed or not. By accusing her of such publicly (to the other pharmacies) you opened the pharmacy that employs you (not to mention yourself) up to a big fat lawsuit. You may have seen this as a cut and dry case, but no matter how transparent the crime, it is only at the discretion of the criminal justice system that a person be charged with, and found guilty of a crime. You went about this the wrong way, and I will be bringing this to the attention of proper authorities. They can easily identify you using your IP.
My immediate response: Go fuck yourself you little asshat. Do you think that I did something like that standing in the middle of the pharmacy where all could here? What if that story isn’t even true? This is an anonymous blog. I could be anywhere in the world talking to anyone in the world. Give me a fucking break… Which organization do you plan on running the manhunt for the rogue pharmacist being mean to a patient?
I would like to note again that this stupid comment from this ignorant fuck was nearly a YEAR after the post was originally made. Secondly, I would like to note that a licensed physician graced this post with a lengthy response where he identified and discussed many things...the most important being the statement, "THE PHARMACIST DID THE RIGHT THING."
Ang would lead us to believe that pharmacist's cannot determine if a crime was committed -- I guess it's pretty silly us taking all those law courses and certifcations then isn't it. I wouldn't know a crime if it slapped me in the face, I just spend a year studying pharmacy law in school...you idiot bastard! Then, this poster has the audacity to throw out the "you opened yourself up to a lawsuit," bullshit. Today's sue-happy litigation-frenzied society needs to erase this type of shit from their vocabulary. You make yourself look stupid and your kids are just gonna pick up even more bad habits and idiotic ideas. Here are the facts. Crimes were committed. Not only do I have the training and knowledge to recognize that, I have the fucking proof. In addition to that, I am the star witness for the prosecution. The only thing the DA needs from me in this instance to turn this case into a slam-dunk conviction is a fucking phone call alerting them that it happened. From there, I'll accept it's out of my hands. Judge, Jury, Executioner....whatever...but to even hint that I'm not involved is just plain ignorant. Also to claim that I or my company is at risk of a lawsuit for calling a thief a thief or a liar a liar whilest having the evidence in hand is also pretty fucking ignorant, Ang. (If you're keeping score, you've yet to share anything NOT utterly retarded). The final statement you've left us with is a veiled threat. TAestP did something that *you* interpret as "wrong" so *you* are gonna tell the proper authorities who can find me by "using my IP."
First off, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DETERMINE WHETHER A CRIME WAS COMMITTED OR NOT. BY ACCUSING ME, PUBLICALLY (TO THE OTHER READERS) YOU HAVE OPENED YOUR ISP THAT PROVIDES YOU WITH INTERNET SERVICE (NOT TO MENTION YOURSELF) UP TO A BIG FAT LAWSUIT. YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THIS AS A CUT AND DRY CASE, BUT NO MATTER HOW TRANSPARENT THE CASE, IT IS THE DISCRETION OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM THAT A PERSON BE CHARGED WITH AND FOUND GUILTY OF A CRIME. --- You DID exactly what you accused me of, you little sniveling shitass. I'm not sure who the proper authorities are, or why they'd give a shit about a story on a pharmacist's website from a YEAR ago, but knock yourself out. Finally, that almighty IP. Do people know what that means, what it is, or how it works? I don't think so. Yes, an IP can ID you. I could post yours here (but since it was a year ago, it would've changed). Yes that can be used to locate easily and identify with the help of the ISP. But, here's the tricky part --- what's *MY* IP? Go on...tell me...What's TheAngriestPharmacist's IP Address? You're on his website...surely he posted it on there right? It would take a little effort to identify me. Not a lot...just a little...But guess what...that "little" is 100x more work than ANY law enforcement agency wants or cares to do without solid evidence that a crime was committed and they can get a conviction or confession. And "all you got to go on is a stupid post on a silly pharmacist blog. How do you know he didn't make it up?"
So, idiots of the world, I emplore you. PRINT MY WEBSITE WORD FOR WORD. Take it to the "board of pharmacy" (all of them for all I care), Tell your lawyer, Send a copy to every law enforcement agency on the fucking planet. No one is going to care. They are going to ask you why your vagina hurts and tell you to man the fuck up. Save your time and just man the fuck up...
I got the following email from "Pat" concerning a "pain contrtact." One side of me wants to say, you're an addict and you need help from a few different doctors. One side of me wants to say this poor woman's pain is being under treated by her physician. Still yet, one side, the prevailing side, doesn't give a flying fuck. I present this email for your amusement. Readers, please tell her what you think. I get so many emails/contact notes from folks like this, that I no longer take the time to respond. It is up to this community to cull its nuts.
From: pat <email@example.com>
Subject: Pain Contrtact
it is with deep shame, and not a little fear, that I compose this message. I'm a woman in her late thirties, and I'm a Pharmacy Tech. I also suffer agonizing migraines. I have a PCP that I see, weekly, and I receive Rxs for #14, 40mg. Oxycontin, and #42, 20mg. Roxicodone, for BT pain. My visits are always EIGHT days apart, NOT seven. But, no matter how many times I explain the numbers to my M.D., she won't up the Script #. Tonight, I found a several months old Rx for "Percocet", 5/325, literally in a cookie jar. I KNEW it was wrong, as I have an Iron-Clad contract w/ my doc, but I did it anyway. I went to a NEW Phramacy, paid cash, and got the script. I feel like even lower dirt, b/c the RPh was SO nice and understanding; I felt like a heel misleading him. I have a question for you, sir: will this Rx show up on my profile at my reg. Pharmacy, since I didn't use my usual insurance? I asked my DAd, who is an RPH, and couldn't get a straight answer (he refuses to touch, or even discuss my meds). If my doc finds out, she'll kick me out of her practice-- and narcotic meds are the ONLY thing that make life bearable for me right now. I KNOW I should have thought of that BEFORE I did this, but, now, I need a truthful answer from someone I truly respect. Am I in horrible trouble? I am SO SCARED.
Thank You, PAt
Man, these folks are coming out of the woodwork!
Had a lady call me for a refill (on we'll say 3/19) on her (surprise) Norco 10/325 last week because she was (surprise) going out of town. It had been 9 days since we had refilled it. The prescription was for 50 tablets taken every 6 hours. I put it in as a 13 day supply. I told her that it would be "a few more days" before it could be filled. She, of course, did not agree with me. She tried to tell me that it was a 12-day supply and we, meaning my pharmacy, "always fill it three days early." Well, she's wrong...maybe two days early...on a 30 day supply...if the patient isn't a problem....
The fact that she argued with me about filling it early, about it being a 12 day supply versus a 13 day supply, and told me what MY pharmacy always does got me interested in her profile.
I booted up my trusted internet browser and navigated to my state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, plugged in her information, and I was quite shocked at what I found.
Date Drug Qty/Days Prescriber Filled by:
3-14 Hydrocodone/APAP 10/325 90/30 J. Smith CVS
3-14 Alprazolam 1mg 90/30 J. Smith CVS
3-10 Hydrocodone/APAP 7.5/325 50/13 B. Jones MY PCY
3-10 Alprazolam 0.5mg 30/10 B. Jones MY PCY
And this shit continued for the last 3 months or so. Let me share the most SHOCKING piece of information -- there was another column titled "Payee" which will say Medicaid, Commercial, or CASH. Usually, we would expect this to say CASH at one pharmacy and COMMERCIAL or MEDICAID at the other when we encounter doctor shoppers. In this instance, THEY ALL SAID COMMERCIAL!!!
This lady was doctor shopping using her insurance card...from her benefits at work! WOW! I can only assume the insurance company didn't catch it because the strengths had different NDC -- maybe even different manufacturers? Not sure....
I called and confirmed all of this with my friend Remy at CVS, and we each canceled all of her refills. I then printed all of this out and faxed it to the physicians involved (and every pharmacy in town). I heard back from both offices very quickly -- and they were pissed. They canceled the refills (of course) and each fired her as a patient.
When she called back the next day, it was precious. She said, "Well, will it go through today? It's been 10 days and it's a 12 day supply." I said, "No, it's still a 13 day supply, and it has come to our attention that you have been getting the same drugs in different strengths at CVS."
"That's just not true!"
"Oh, yes it is. And this has been going on for several months now."
"Well.......(long, awkward pause)......how do I fix this? I'm not sure I know what's going on...."
"Well.......yesterday, I fixed it by faxing this information to both doctors and every pharmacy in town. The doctors then called me back and canceled all remaining refills and wanted me to let you know you were released as a patient. Now, what they are going to do? I don't know. For your sake, I would hope they don't call the police because it appears crimes have been committed here..."
"Eck..." [Really odd sound she made here. I'd say it was the sound of disbelief.]
"If you really and truly have no idea what's going on, you need to call and talk to CVS and both of these doctors immediately...." [I said this in a really shitass tone]
"Okay. Thank you very much!" [Being nice...praying *I* don't call the police]