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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.


    Dog-eat-nurse world—September 2, 1974

    The very old, like the very young, frequently take the English language quite literally—to everyone’s delight. A good customer of our one day started the ball of confusion rolling by inquiring if her doctor had called in a prescription for one tranquilizer capsule. Seems she had a stray dog tearing up her property and wanted to slow it down enough with drugged food for the dogcatcher to nab it. I phoned the doctor’s office, and was informed by the nurse that she would try to catch him in between patients. This message I conveyed to the customer, who toddled off happily. First thing the next morning, I got a call from our little old lady. “You told me yesterday that the nurse was going to catch him,” she complained, “but I haven’t seen a sign of her. That dog is still running around here biting my tulips.”

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