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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.


    Sometimes Mistakes Make Sense— May 1, 1976

    “Why did you put me on birth control pills?” demanded an irate 77-year-old widow in a call to the doctor who’d done the prescribing. That, at least, is what I heard from him before he blasted me with the shocker—“She says you told her that what I prescribed was for birth control.” It took both of us a couple of days to figure out what had happened: I told the dear old soul that I was filling her prescription in a child-resistant container.

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