Walgreen's Pharmacy - Walgreen's Pill Shortage
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA -- In November 2011, I had the first of what would be five minor heart attacks. Unlike the stereotypical "chest clutching" heart attack, these heart attacks felt like a painful heat in my lungs. I only found out my heart had been damaged when I was hospitalized for kidney stones.
On the morning of March 16, 2012 I woke up having a heart attack. I put a nitro pill under my tongue and called 911. I was taken to SFGH and had angioplasty performed on me. They also put two stents in my heart. The care I received at San Francisco General was wonderful. The problem I've been having is with Walgreen's Pharmacy. Once again, they have shorted me on my prescription. This is the THIRD time this Walgreen's has attempted to give me less pills than my doctor prescribed. I honestly don't think it's accident, because they've NEVER given me too many pills, only NOT enough. The first time it was 6 Tylenol $3 pills. The second time it was 25 blood pressure pills and this last time (last Friday) it's 30 Lipitor pills (80 milligram). The prescription was for 60 pills and what they did was cram 30 into a small jar and typed that there was 60 in the bottle. The value of these pills is in the neighborhood of $175.
This is NOT right. I've been ill and I shouldn't have to be running around trying to correct problems created by unscrupulous pharmacists.