The AngryPharmacist and the Drug Monkey
Every day we go about out lives and we interact with people who we probably don't even think twice about. Many of us interact with pharmacists and never think twice about it, or what they think of us. I know mr 375lb bench press aka 'the lower cased one' interacts with a phramacist all the time although he's been completely remiss in posting pictures of her any more. Anyway, I came across to absolutely hillarious blogs, the DrugMonkey (formerly the Drug Nazi) and The Angry Pharmacist. With site descriptors like "Your Pharmacist may hate you" you know the site is going to be classic. In short, these are two pharmacists who blog about annoying customers and annoying doctors.
When I first came by http://www.theangrypharmacist.com/ site, I started to think, what a pr***. The DEA has many doctors terrified of writing scripts for many substances and a lot of people go under treated for pain and other maladies. So I started reading try to understand where this guy is coming from and it all became clear.
When I was in undergrad, a good majority of my friends were pharmacy majors. I never thought of being a pharmacist as being a real job (after all, you don't hear mothers advising their daughters to marry a doctor, laywer, engineer , accountant OR pharmacist) but saw how unbelievably hard it was to be a pharmacist. And I'm no spring chicken. I graduated right about the time when you could be a pharmacist with only 5 year's education. Now you need a Pharm D (with the exception of Education, getting a Ph. D is a real honor and a lot of work, some a lot harder to earn than others with Pharm D being at the top of the food chain). Anyway, I really learned how hard it is to get through pharmacy (and I also learned that eating more than 5 Percocets at a time will make you itchy).
As I read through these guy's blogs though, I started to laugh out loud quite a bit. I've been waiting for my scripts many times and repeatedly heard someone giving the pharmacist some rap about getting their scripts early. The AP has a pretty funny post about SOMA and yep, I've heard people more than a few times trying to hit the pharmacist up for SOMA. In fact, since I usually wait around for my scripts, I've heard all sorts of stuff. And for some reason, I never thought twice about it. I guess it's b/c the pharmacists just never let on that it's annoying them. But after reading these guys blogs, I thought, they must hear more BS than any profession other than motorcycle cops.
These two blogs have quickly become two of my favorites. Listening to really smart grumpy guys complain about morons is just hysterical. If you like that sort of thing, I highly recommend both of them...