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

    From a 1970s column, “silly syndrome,” the best customer stories of the decade.


    Instructions Unclear—November 6, 1972

    A very tiny, shy, old lady stopped by our store with a prescription after visiting her doctor. She confided that the nurse had given her a bottle to take a 24-hour urine specimen; with that she picked up her prescription and toddled off. Just before closing time that night, she called, desperation in her voice, urgency in each word. “I can’t reach the doctor or his nurse,” she said in a strained whisper punctuated with little “Ohs” and “Uhs”—“so maybe you can tell me what to do. It’s only been 12 hours since I left the doctor’s office, and I can’t hold it any longer.”

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