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The Fickle Finger of Pharmacy

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It’s not often that I feel passionate enough about a business so much that I will specify one to avoid.  But I can no longer keep quiet about this one.  People need to be forewarned.

The award this year’s Fickle Finger of Pharmacy goes to Express Scripts for generally bad service, poor delivery and  communications with physicians offices.  The who point of course is to eliminate getting the prescription to the patient. This also goes for Cura Scripts which was purchased by Express Scripts. I can’t tell you how many times my doctor has rolled his eyes about these people.

Today’s excuse for not delivering my prescription, “your doctor sent the prescription, and but not the strength, so we faxed them, faxed them and faxed them with no response.” Truth is, they don’t and won’t use a telephone. Why?  Because they don’t have to hire people to answer them. It sure would be nice if they had let me know here was a problem!

Last month the excuse was, “we need to reverify your insurance” which hasn’t changed in years. My last delivery was at least 4 weeks late, with the wrong quantities.

Its not that they don’t only NOT deliver on time, but they put up so many road blocks, (gee willickers…and the online forms you have to fill out?)  Now, its not only that skimmed (sent) me a lesser quantity serveral times than what the order required. But they actually asked I go to a local Rite Aid pharmacist to verify the quantities were wrong.

Used and favored heavily by Insurance companies, the theory is they save the customer money by providing a 90 day supply for the price of a copay.  The problem is they don’t deliver. Motive? Well, let me ask you this:  If a insurance adjuster where the one to actually repair your car collision, would it ever get done?

Document, document document with these people! Keep dates and times. Businesses like these won’t be around very long. Why? Two words.

Attorney General.  And don’t think for a second they haven’t been in trouble before!

Related: Safer Health Care


Hot Cocoa Tops Red Wine And Tea In Antioxidants; May Be Healthier Choice

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Hot Cocoa Tops Red Wine And Tea In Antioxidants; May Be Healthier Choice.

This is an interesting article I found, that I found personally relevant. Althought wine can be wonderful, some people can develop predispositions toward abuse.  Because of the lack of cocoa butter, it seems hot chocolate is a better choice, and lower in calories than a chocolate bar with gemometrically more anti-oxidants.

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March 14, 2009 at 5:13 am

Zucchini Rice Pizza – Comfort Food You can Feel Good About

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ricepizza This is a recipe that my beautiful wife makes.  Too often heart healthy foods don’t seem to be a comfort food. This one, I think if a pleasant abberation in that regard. It is somewhat heart healthy as it is meatless, high in grains and is gluten free:

1 1/2 c. cooked brown or white rice
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 sp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
2Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 c. (4 oz.) shredded Mozzarella cheese
Divided 1/3 c. fresh mushrooms
Sliced 1/2 c. zucchini
Sliced 1/4 c. diced red pepper
1 Tbsp. snipped fresh parsley
Combine rice, egg, and Cheddar cheese. Press into  Pam sprayed 12 inch pizza pan or 10 inch pie pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Combine tomato paste, Italian seasoning, garlic power, and black pepper; spread over rice crust. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Layer 1/2 c. Mozzarella cheese, mushrooms zucchini, olives, and red pepper. Top with remaining 1/2 cub Mozzarella cheese and parsley. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.Makes 4 servings at 253 calories and 15 grams fat each.

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February 18, 2009 at 7:21 am

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October 23, 2008 at 6:06 am