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    The Top 10 Wackiest Pharmacy Stories From the 70s: Part 2

    The drugs might change, but the people never do. Part 2 of our best of the 70s series.

     

    Doctor knows best—May 1, 1976

    How many times have pharmacists hear a patient say: “The doctor told me this Rx wouldn’t cost that much.” Well, not too long ago, I had a customer who was convinced the doctor had put the price on the prescription. The patron turned over a prescription for 100 Tranxene 3.75 mg. When confronted with the price, he was shocked. “But the doctor even wrote the price on the prescription,” he complained, pointing to the 3.75. Ah, what have the federal bureaucrats loosed on the profession?

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