Target Complaint - Temporary Pharmacist Raised my Ire
NORRIDGE -- With all the problems I've had with Target, their pharmacy had always been the exception to the rule. There were minor problems like their credit/debit card machine screwing up or catching the pharmacist at lunch when picking up a prescription.
But what happened this time could have endangered my health. I won't go into the exact medication here (not anti-psychotics:) but it was something I had to take everyday.
The bottle showed that I had an automatic refill, so I figured I could just pick up the new prescription when I needed it. I normally don't wait until the last second, but on this occasion I had to.
Well, when I got there a temporary pharmacist was on duty. She said my prescription couldn't be filled because it was more than 6 months after the last one was filled. I was like, "Yeah, but I get a lot of pills at once to save money. Now I'm being penalized?" In a very gruff tone she said, "Nothing I can do." I asked for just one pill to hold me over. This is something they ALWAYS did in the past if I needed it. She bluntly refused to give me the one pill. I explained that I could get very sick if I missed a dosage, but she still wouldn't budge. Finally after I started yelling one of the assistants told her to give me that pill. My blood pressure was through the roof by then.
The regular staff apologized the next time I was in there, but couldn't promise this wouldn't happen again.
I only continue to use Target pharmacy because they are the only ones convenient to where I live and shop with good prices. Next time though, I'll pay the higher prices at Walgreens.