Bag of Randomness for Friday, March 23, 2018

  • About a month ago I got a prescription for some pain medicine, but the pharmacist wouldn’t fill it because the doctor forgot to fill in the date. Flippantly, I wondered what would happen if I filled in the date myself and returned later, but it was something I totally didn’t want to risk. I called the doctor’s office and they checked their scanned copy of the written prescription and apologized for the mistake. The doctor’s office called the pharmacist about the error but he still wouldn’t fill the prescription without a correct written prescription. I had to return the written prescription to the doctor and they had to write a new one, and attached to it was a letter signed by the doctor about the mistake. I wasn’t annoyed by any of this, but just thought it was an interesting process considering the opioid crises and all.
  • Most of my prescriptions are sent from the doctor’s office to the pharmacist electronically. However, some of them, such as narcotics, can’t be sent electronically, a written prescription is required. Offhand, I’d think an electronic prescription would be more secure and harder to duplicate or edit. I’d like to know how and why a handwritten prescription is preferred, but I’m too lazy to look it up. I also wonder if the process is different for other states.
  • I love these, especially Jon Snow and Ghost and Arya Stark and The Hound  – Game Of Thrones characters in the style of Disney animated movies
  • Katy, Texas – A man went to a school board meeting to confront his alleged childhood bully: the superintendent
  • I think bacon only taste good when it’s crispy. Bacon is never crispy on any fast food burger or sandwich. Therefore, I don’t understand why people order bacon on their fast food burgers and sandwiches.
  • Politico – Rep. Pete Sessions has quietly used his chairmanship of the House Rules Committee to stifle popular amendments that would protect legal marijuana.
  • Cryptocurrency Backed by Habanero Peppers Is a Thing in Mexico
  • How The Sound Of Country Music Changed
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Friday, March 23, 2018

  1. Steve Gibbons says:

    Re the narcotic prescriptions – it’s a federal law that it can only be a paper rx and not faxed in. Also you can only prescribe one week at a time – meaning I can write you for 150 pills but the pharmacist will only give you 30. And no refills allowed. The laws are really strict now – good for the opioid crisis but annoying for doctors and patients.

  2. Ben W. says:

    Want crispy bacon on a sandwich? Try Jersey Mike’s club sandwich. It’s pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.

  3. Mr. Mike Honcho says:

    Agreed on regular thickness bacon. However, when you buy the thick slice bacon it is much better with a little crisp on the edges but chew in the middle.

  4. joe says:

    The DEA requires that all narcotics be prescribed on triplicate forms. The Doctor, pharmacist and DEA all get a copy for records.

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