Almost no post I have ever written has been so misunderstood that the post I wrote Sept 10 2010 about a misfill that occurred at a different pharmacy. I knew it was a mis filled prescription because I happened to have seen the hardcopy earlier in the day. The post was about a script brought in for Oxycodone 30mg tabs and because I didnt’ have it, I sent her elsewhere. She (for some reason unknown to me) called me back later because the tabs she had received looked a lot different than what she had received before. She had never been MY patient so it still confounds ME why she called me. To make a long story short, she had been given Oxycontin 30mg intead of immediate release oxycodone. Its an error anybody could make if they didn’t read the script correctly, but one that any pharmacist should catch right way when the directions didn’t match the release form of the med. One would not take CONTIN every 4 hours.
Now I suspect if I had written about Metoprolol, or Depakote, or any number of drugs that have IR and CR formulations, this post would have been about as ho-hum as it gets, BUT because I wrote about a narcotic, nearly every comment turned into a public commentary on narcotic drug use with people posturing on both sides and slamming the entire profession of pharmacy ( and me) that included a lot of name calling and accusations. The most recent was some guy named Bill, who descended into Chick-bashing by calling me a apartment-dwelling-cat-loving-people-hating technician.
So, Bill T, pardon my language, but you are an ass with a huge chip on your shoulder. READ the POST. Then READ IT AGAIN. Leave the comments out of it. I didn’t write the comments, other people did. Maybe your attitude is your own Karma.
Leave me out of it. You owe me one serious apology Bill.