pharmacist pushing homeopathy

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GCG (March 28, 2011, 10:01:31 AM):
i am blessed with a bladder prone to infection. thus, this saturday, being stricken again, i waddle off the local chemist.
gimme something for cystitis, i says. i know how it works, i know what needs to happen.
it fiddles on it's computer, and says, that something or other is out of stock, so he gives me this little bottle, and gives instructions.
ok fine.
i get home, and check out this little bottle. the lables is not from any parmaceutical company, it just says whatever pharmacy. the ingredients, half of which google doesnt know, turns out to be homeopathic shit.
im pissed off. as in plenty. i go to the pharmacy, asking for medicine, and this shithead gives me flavoured water.
i go back the next day (after not sleeping much due to pain, you know), and plonk said little bottle on the counter. i says to him, this is not real medicine, i want real stuff please. he says, its real. i says, its not.
this pharmacist, i suspect, mixed this crap in his kitchen, and sells it to every idiot who is not bleeding from the head. i didnt ask for make-believe medicine, i want stuff that works.
when i asked for specific stuff that i know works, oh hey, they have it in stock, and i walk out with a refund and a dangerously high blood pressure.

surely, these okes arent allowed to peddle no-name brand crap as opposed to actual medicine? if you ask for homeopathic bullshit, then sure, give it to me.
Faerie (March 28, 2011, 11:50:28 AM):
Just as well you can read then? I agree, it shouldnt be allowed, but I seriously doubt whether its against any law to pawn off anything to anyone gullible enought to part with their money for it.

As far as I know, the only medicine thats truly controlled is the scheduled ones, which you need a script for, asking advice at the pharmacy can (and as proven here) probably will open you up for just about anything.

Remember to ask for something for the blood pressure next time (will there be a next time at this particular chemist I wonder?). >:D
Tweefo (March 28, 2011, 13:30:05 PM):
This is the free market going off track. Their markup percentage is huge with crap like this, where as with real medicine, probably only 20 - 30%. So if you come in without a script, and does not look like you are going to cause trouble - he is going to try and make as much profit as possible.
Wandapec (March 28, 2011, 17:36:24 PM):
the ingredients
Would be interested to know what these were?
GCG (March 29, 2011, 09:12:24 AM):
i cant remember them all, but it involved a lot of letters and numbers, like HX6, or some such nonsense. and odds and ends from the homeopathic spectrum like Berberis.
and this oke has the friggin audacity to tell me, without batting an eyelid, 'it's scientifically proven'. really?


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