Friday, May 1, 2009
Drugs Are Bad
A colleague of mine, usually very calm, found me in the doctor's lounge the other day. He was in a bit of a panic. He requested that I sign a prescription of Tamiflu for him..."just in case this swine flu thing gets out of hand." He seemed really concerned, so I signed his script. Then...he asked for something a little stranger:
Him: "Also...do you think you could sign this script for Norco 10/325 for me?"
Me: "Uh....what?? Why??"
Him: "Well, my wife and I are going on vacation next week. I wanted to get some just in case she falls and sprains her ankle."
Me: "Uh...no! I recommend if that happens she take some Tylenol and you assess her....maybe take her to a clinic."
Him: "Oh yeah...good idea...thanks."
A few minutes later, I was sure to drop off a pamphlet from our local drug and alcohol addiction center in his locker.
Posted by SerenityNow at 6:08 AM