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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.


    The Birth of the Purple Dinosaur—August 4, 1975

    With most complaints concerning the higher cost of products lately, it’s almost a pleasure to have somebody call in with a major problem dealing with minors—even if the problem wasn’t covered in my formal education. Like: “Hello, I have a complaint to make. The last bottle of animal vitamins contained only one purple turtle and that has really upset my children. I have two children, you see, and one purple turtle per bottle of vitamins just will not work. It’s their favorite. I even have to throw away some of the others sometimes.”

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