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    The Top 10 Wackiest Pharmacy Stories From the 70s: Part 3

    Pharmacy never changes in the final part of our “Best of the 70s” series.


    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    Nowhere is this as obvious as in pharmacy. Pharmacists have always had to deal with the angry, the confused, the totally unaware, the supposedly witty.

    You told us your worst stories, now take a look back at what pharmacists had to deal with more than 40 years ago. (We apologize if this number makes you feel old in any way.)

    Back in the 70s, Drug Topics ran a semimonthly column called “Silly Syndrome.” Pharmacists would send in their wackiest stories, and we combed through and picked out the best to share with you. These stories were so good, we couldn’t just narrow them down to 10—we needed to make three different lists just to contain it all. Here are 10—plus a few bonus ones we just had to sneak in—more of the weirdest experiences that pharmacists had (and let’s it face it, probably still have) to deal with.

    If you haven’t already, be sure to check out part one and part two. And be sure to look out for more (modern) pharmacy stories next week on Drug Topics.

    And if reading these makes you remember that one time you made a whole town gossip about a customer or when you had to tell a patient to stop taking the instructions so literally, then let us know in the comments below!

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