I received the following message through the site some time ago, and I'd like to share it with the world. The insanity of it made me cringe.
Message: My son is in his 4/6 of pharmacy school. He failed (d) in one class lest semester, and is failing another. What now, the school only allows you two failures. What can he become whIth the classes he has already taken? Help. Thanks
Time: Thursday December 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm
Contact Form URL: http://www.
Sent by an unverified visitor to your site.
I cannot imagine a scenario where contacting the proprietor of a website named THE ANGRIEST PHARMACIST in regards to my child's grades / education / future seems like the right decision to make. [The AOL.COM email address says enough.] How many other people should you contact before you get to INTERNET BLOGS on the list of outlets to turn to? Let's see: the professor, TA's for the class, the student's adviser, dean's office, student affairs office, ANOTHER school's admission's office, OTHER parents with kids at the school, and I'm sure I missed some. All this, of course, would come AFTER kicking this kid's ass for screwing around and partying too much.
Instead, she contacts me...assuming I understand the policies at WHATEVER school and know the classes he HAS taken and passed so I can help plan his future FOR HIM.
Would you ever turn to me for anything? Let's hope not.
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 this guest post submission from a student and found it pretty funny. I'd be there are a TON of pharmacists that are just as clueless here in the states. If you don't use it, you lose it. I know that I don't remember a lot of the intricate stuff I knew back during and right after school. But, I do read, learn, and occassionally challenge myself. This is one of the reasons I like to have students. Constantly explaining things to them helps me remember it, and at the same time, they will know things that I do not remember. Having them teach me benefits me with knowledge and them with recollection and presentation. If you want to keep up and remember stuff, get some students on rotations -- trust me. CE's are worthless in general. When compared to students, they are a waste of time.
I understand the Unites States requires every pharmacist to get a doctorate prior to becoming qualified. However, in Australia, it isn’t required. It is still an undergraduate degree, so we come out after only four years of studying, do a year’s internship, pass our registration exams and we’re done. Every year, we have to enough “points” every year to remain registered as a way to encourage our ongoing learning.
As I’m still in my third year of my degree at the wonderful University of Sydney, we are required to undertake externships, where we get sent to pharmacies for “workplace experience”. I undertook my externship at a medical centre in Sydney’s north.
As one would presume, the entire purpose of my presence there was to learn. The medical centre pharmacy was small enough for only one pharmacist and pharmacist assistant to run the store.
I was questioning the pharmacist present at the time of the several of the drugs people came in for. One of them was quetiapine- as one should know- an atypical antipsychotic.
“What class of antipsychotic is quetiapine?” I asked.
The pharmacist replied curtly, “I don’t know.”
At that time, the pharmacist assistant, who is also qualified, hospital nurse, commented that he should know coz he just passed his registration exams a few months ago.
So I continued to ask: “Why do antipsychotics cause suicidal thoughts at times?”
“I don’t know.”
Do you fucking know anything?
Let’s try something else then. “Why do topical corticosteroids thin out the skin?”
“I don’t know.”
How much did you bribe the examiner to let you pass your registration exams?!
Ok, so I dropped that topic. So I asked about shingles. “I heard shingles is called herpes zoster, but it’s caused by the varicella virus. So does that mean herpes and varicella virus are the same?”
Again, “I don’t know.”
The pharmacist did not look at me the entire time, so I looked at the computer screen he was typing away at. He was on Wikipedia searching up shingles.
SURELY, THERE ARE MORE RESPECTABLE & TRUSTWORTHY REFERENCES TO TURN TO? ALL OF THEM HAVE AN ELECTRONIC VERSION AVAILABLE. MEDSCAPE. AUSTRALIAN MEDICINES HANDBOOK. MIMS ONLINE. THERAPEUTIC GUIDELINES.
“I don’t know anything. Stop asking me questions.”
That’s exactly what I did. So for the rest of my externship that day, I didn’t ask any questions. This incompetent pharmacist went on to report me with an “attitude, and is not willing to learn”.
Oh wait, what? So did not see that one coming.
I have seen a variety of pharmacists in the professional field over the three years I’ve been studying and working in pharmacies. I’ve seen the best pharmacists who are able to treat palmoplantar psoriasis and various skin conditions better than doctors can. I’ve also seen the negligent; one pharmacist gave out Nurofen Plus to a patient with an active peptic ulcer just because they requested it by brand. Even with my incomplete education, I know that I should have offered an alternative, perhaps paracetamol [acetaminophen] for your headache?
The pharmacist I worked with during my externship rivals the worst pharmacists simply due to his knowledge gap. I don’t think customers realise it because all he does is assume the doctor has given all the instructions to the patient, so he doesn’t have to do it, and most customers are regulars so they’ve been on the medications for many years.
Being a young pharmacist isn’t an excuse for being ignorant. Pharmacists are the second most respected profession [second only to emergency workers] so don’t tarnish our reputation!