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Old 08-24-2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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I went to the doctor today for a routine follow up and everything was just about great except for a "right" sore ear. I told him about it and he said you have a mild infection in there and it's really nothing but I'll write you a script for some medication. Put 3 drops in your ear an massage it a bit.

He advised me on the way out not to go swimming and to plug up my ear showering. "Cool!"

So I take my script to the CVS and dropped it off and came back a few hours later to pick it up. It cost me a $5 for my co-payment because they were able to substitute the name brand for a generic and that was it. I also bought some aqua ear plugs.

Once I got it home, I never took it out of the bag, I opened the bottle and had Colleen apply 3 drops to my right ear.

As I was massaging my ear I happened to read the bottle and it said that that it for eyes. I'm figuring - this medicine is an anti biotic so I didn't think much about it ears and eyes are pretty close I figured some body with a higher pay grade had all this stuff figured out.

Reading the label a little further it said apply to the "left" ear. I'm figuring what the heck anyone can make a mistake - no big deal.

I keep on reading and on the bottom of the label in itsy bitsy type was the name of the prescribing physician, not my doctor!

Well! At this point I'm getting a bit upset, 3 strikes and you're out I figure so I call the pharmacist at the CVS and gave her the script number. The pharmacist there had just come in for the evening shift I guess and she looked up the number, pulled the script and checked everything over. She told me, I'm sorry but you have the wrong prescription!

So here's what we have:

<LI> Label clearly states anti biotic for eye medication.
<LI> Instruction were for the wrong ear.
<LI> Incorrect prescribing physician.
<LI> Wrong medicine.

She told me to come back and she would fix me up with the right stuff. I get to the CVS and I have to go through a reimbursement process for the $5 bucks. "Do you have your receipt?" Yes I just so happen to have it here. She scanned it and I had to sign a slip for a $5 dollar refund. I waited around for a few minutes and when she was done she called my name and I proceeded to the check out.

She ran up the prescription and she said, that'll be $10.00. OH good grief! You guessed it no generic substitute!

SO ... be careful when you go and get your meds. It can happen to you and it could be internal medicine!
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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I went to the doctor today for a routine follow up and everything was just about great except for a "right" sore ear. I told him about it and he said you have a mild infection in there and it's really nothing but I'll write you a script for some medication. Put 3 drops in your ear an massage it a bit.

He advised me on the way out not to go swimming and to plug up my ear showering. "Cool!"

So I take my script to the CVS and dropped it off and came back a few hours later to pick it up. It cost me a $5 for my co-payment because they were able to substitute the name brand for a generic and that was it. I also bought some aqua ear plugs.

Once I got it home, I never took it out of the bag, I opened the bottle and had Colleen apply 3 drops to my right ear.

As I was massaging my ear I happened to read the bottle and it said that that it for eyes. I'm figuring - this medicine is an anti biotic so I didn't think much about it ears and eyes are pretty close I figured some body with a higher pay grade had all this stuff figured out.

Reading the label a little further it said apply to the "left" ear. I'm figuring what the heck anyone can make a mistake - no big deal.

I keep on reading and on the bottom of the label in itsy bitsy type was the name of the prescribing physician, not my doctor!

Well! At this point I'm getting a bit upset, 3 strikes and you're out I figure so I call the pharmacist at the CVS and gave her the script number. The pharmacist there had just come in for the evening shift I guess and she looked up the number, pulled the script and checked everything over. She told me, I'm sorry but you have the wrong prescription!

So here's what we have:

<LI> Label clearly states anti biotic for eye medication.
<LI> Instruction were for the wrong ear.
<LI> Incorrect prescribing physician.
<LI> Wrong medicine.

She told me to come back and she would fix me up with the right stuff. I get to the CVS and I have to go through a reimbursement process for the $5 bucks. "Do you have your receipt?" Yes I just so happen to have it here. She scanned it and I had to sign a slip for a $5 dollar refund. I waited around for a few minutes and when she was done she called my name and I proceeded to the check out.

She ran up the prescription and she said, that'll be $10.00. OH good grief! You guessed it no generic substitute!

SO ... be careful when you go and get your meds. It can happen to you and it could be internal medicine!
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Thanks for the Heads Up, Driver ... sorry you had to go through that so you could warn all of us though!
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