Friday, June 8, 2012

Pills, Anyone need Pills??

Sorry readers if you feel that the Bugle is ranting again but it is that time of the month again.  What is it with Doctors in the local hospitals?  They will write out a prescription for something then when you go to the hospital pharmacy you are invariably told, "Sorry Sir not in stock".   Now I am not talking about some off the wall medicine designed to treat some kind of a venereal disease that was caught out in Subic,  I am talking about basic meds take for example the latest prescription that was written out 250ml of paracetamol.  "Sorry sir all we have is 500ml"  Then it is back to the doctor to ask if that size of a dosage would be alright.  You would figure that if the hospital is attempting to make money on their pharmacy they would have the drugs in stock that the doctors most commonly prescribe.  But alas that is not the case all you get from the Pharmacy is try xxxx out in town.  Then you have to run around to two or three places trying to fill out the meds that the doctors prescribed.  A total waste of time and money.  But at least I have an air conditioned vehicle to drive around in while visiting all these different pharmacies unlike your average local who has to do all of this while sucking diesel fumes while sitting in the back of a Jeepney. 


  1. It's just like shopping for groceries here. Need to go to three or four different stores to get everything on your list. And you still may not find some items.

  2. You could invest is a pill cutter if you can find one in the Philippines. I take 5 different meds each day and had a similar problem. I sent one of the larger drug stores here in the Philippines and told them what I take and that I want to buy a months supply at one time. They asked which store I want to use and that store has them for me each month and never "out of stock". Not a problem.


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