|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] End of my pharmacy career?
|On 08/19/2014 01:21 AM, Kevin Mark wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 06:04:36AM -0400, Ruben Safir wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 11:33:53PM -0700, Kevin Mark wrote:
>>> those sound like reasonible reasons to suspend the business. I'm
>>> not sure why they weren't dealth with? -k
>> Not only that, but the jocks from the medicaid investigative
>> generals office would know all about that and be prepared to make
>> intelligent decisions about such matters.
> Can you say who is responcible? Is the violation under your bosses
> control? Under your control? If its under your control, I'm not sure
> what reason you could give? Obviously I dont know the whole story,
> but having pills missing, bottles not labled, expired meds, etc seem
> like somethin worth taking care of. -K
The Pharmacy was suspended for health and safety: ie: Ceiling Tiles,
and accused of having a "trash can", and the basement having garbage.
No, I don't have control of these things. I just fill prescriptions and
bottles I use are not from the trash and are clean white stock bottles
from the manufacture that are labeled with expiration dates and lot
Read it again please.
Pills are not "missing", what ever that would that mean? There was no
of unlabeled bottles of drugs. And the expired meds were separated.
What they said was that there was tablets in the garbage can. Strangely
that is where we would normally through out tablets that say, fall on
the floor and
get stepped on. Maybe I'm not supposed to do that but that would be
news to me.
There is a private trash carrier who is supposed to legally dispose of
They complained that the mortar and pestle, which is only in the store
law written in the 1930's insist on it, was dirty and that the area
under the sink were it
was sitting, was dirty. It wasn't any more or less dirty than any other
sink area, but what
does that have to do with me? I'm just a once a day week staff member
and I have
nothing to do with trash pick up, the ceiling tiles or the basement.
And, FWIW, none of
this constitutes a need for an a use of ***emergency authority*** to
shut down medicaid
and to exempt the individual pharmacists and the cashier from working in
that takes medicaid.
I'm only explaining this, Kevin, because I know that you are very
dependent on Pharmacy
services. If you're using that Rite-Aid on Seaview Avenue, I think it
was originally Dial Drugs,
but I'm not sure, but I've worked there and I can tell you that that
store is far worse than
this one. I had to walk through that store and pull all the expired
meds from the shelves on
the one day I worked there because they were everywhere. They had a
leaking ceiling that
was dripping dirty water in the back of the pharmacy, and the bathroom
I have no idea what was happening with their basement. The store next
door used to have
rats down there.
But do you really think that in a pharmacy with maybe 10 thousand
bottles of drugs and
someone goes through every single draw and takes pictures of every
bottle, that you
won't find an occasional expired drug, or a label on a stock bottle
which might have been
In any event, these would be events that would require administrative
warnings, and maybe
some fines, not the use of emergency powers to blacklist, not just the
pharmacy, but all
the workers so that they can't work somewhere else.