Friday, April 24, 2009

Pharmacy Art Picture #4. I Call It "A Party I Wasn't Invited To"

They all showed up in today's order, we sell like one or two a week max:

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I have no idea what information those in the corporate office may be privy to that I am not, but I wish they'd tell me.

This post is dedicated to Lloyd Duplantis Jr. of Gray, Louisiana. 

23 comments:

pinch pinch said...

We have an entire shelf on our fast rack devoted solely to Plan B. To put that in perspective, all the Januvia products (including Janumet) takes up 1 shelf. Nexium takes up half of a shelf. Singulair takes up half of a shelf. ProAir takes up half of a shelf.

Hooray for Plan B.

Thomas said...

One would assume that this is the culprit.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sharon-l-camp/another-victory--fda-appr_b_191059.html

Anonymous said...

This is for the rush of 17 year olds you'll get now..since the age was just approved for 17 & up, previously 18.

The PharmD Student said...

Your company quite obviously believes that 17 year old girls will start having unprotected sex much more often now that they can get it without a prescription.

persimmon said...

It's spring! Lurv is in the air, and other things are...in other locations.

Valtrex fills have bumped in the last month or so, too.

Charlie said...

Isn't it going 100% OTC?

Annapolitan said...

Yay! The FDA approved pharmacist-based distribution of emergency contraception to 17-year-olds! Let teenage fornication commence!

Oh, wait a minute...

Now I have my fingers crossed for expanded availability of oral contraceptives sometime in the next eight years.

Yes we can!

Anonymous said...

This is so disturbing and alarming. I advocated the election of our US President over the indignation of my fellow Catholics that were denouncing seeming proliferation of late term abortions (and, I thought promotion of readily available of HPV immunization meant that women were increasingly aware of taking charge of their own bodies--to prevent conception as well as HPV infection as a result their own decisive actions).

Does this mean, US FDA -> (condoning) promiscuity FULL SPEED AHEAD? Or, is this just a realistic approach to sexuality in industrialized nations...we all know the world is looking to us.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love prom season

Nana Jackie said...

Two words: Prom season.

hope said...

any chance someone just over ordered? I mean, it's happened to me; I thought one box was one distribution container, and ordered 8-10, and got 8-10 CARTONS of stuff...

or am I just not enough of a cynic? It's prom night here, too.

Emma said...

Graduation and prom seasonal lift?

Freyja said...

Or your DC over ordered and is spreading the wealth... A Pharma I know locks them up with the C2s, she'll let Percocet, and Ritalin sit out all day but Plan B goes in the safe right away....

Anonymous said...

We serve two universities, so we run out every weekend by 10 am Sunday.

Anonymous said...

I work at the closest walgreens/pharmacy to campus, and on big weekends like halloween, and the spring party, I have seen us go through 20 boxes on a weekend. Plan B sales are always the most uncomfortable, but fun times.

DKLA said...

Here's a pharmacist's reality: We sell it to 18 year old's and over for a couple of years. All a 13-17 year old needs to do is ask an older "friend" or sibling (male or female) to purchase Plan B for them. Legislation just removed the middle-man for a 17 year old (whoo-hoo to policies that sorta work!).

It's the equivalent for buying alcohol or cigarettes for minors yet I haven't heard much demonizing on that topic.

On a side note, I sell 1-2 PlanB's a month.

Anonymous said...

This is great! So does this mean we're going to throw out all the statutory rape cases involving 17 year olds too? Because obviously our federal policy makers have now decided 17 years old is the new age of consent - oh, that is unless you want to drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes - you have to be a little more mature to make those decisions. Maybe we should lower selective service registration to 17 as well. Draft all our kids before they finish highschool. Eh - & what the heck, why don't we lower the voting age to 17 too so we can have a really cool president like Hanna Montana or the Jonas Brothers? That is if they weren't all too busy out having unprotected sex and buying Plan-B to vote. The point is there needs to be more consistancy in what our lawmakers are calling the age of consent or when somebody is called an adult legally. How are kids supposed to know how to be responsible adults if we don't give them a clear line as to when this needs to happen. You can go have sex at 17, but don't you dare get sinus congestion ('cause only a big person like your mommy or daddy can sign the pseudafed book)WTF?

Anonymous said...

Age of consent laws vary from state to state. In many states, the age of consent is 16. (Moreover, two 13 year olds can have sex with each other and that would be perfectly legal. Statuatory rape only takes into consideration the fact that one party is of legal age.) Making Plan B available to 17 year olds has nothing to do with deciding that all of a sudden 17 year olds are adults. If anything, it keeps them from getting pregnant and being forced into an adulthood that they aren't ready for.

PS: 12 year olds like Hannah Montana. I think 17 year olds prefer Twilight.

Anonymous said...

Actually, looking back on my previous comment (Anonymous 2:55PM) I think that if I were to agree with Anonymous 12:43PM, then one could argue that Plan B should be available to 16 year olds, at least in states where the age of consent is 16. Or to take it a step further, we should make all laws consistent with this age -- 16 years old should be the age of consent, the age needed to buy Plan B, the legal drinking age...

Basiorana said...

I like the argument that girls are being raped, so it's incredibly morally wrong of us to keep them from getting pregnant, since they can't consent. Well guess what? By your reasoning, she DID NOT consent to the baby and thus DOES NOT have to carry it to term.

I think Plan B should be available over-the-counter to anyone over whatever age it's safe. If it's not safe for 15 year olds, obviously a 15 year old should need a prescription. But it shouldn't be an issue of consent, unless we also ban teens from buying condoms. This is a product that one purchases. It cannot be abused, like sudafed. It is safe, so doesn't require a doctor's note. Unless you want to argue that 16 year olds should not be permitted to purchase Motrin, there is no non-moralistic reason to prevent anyone who can safely take Plan B from having access.

Anonymous said...

Where do you guys work? I can't remeber a week in the last year that I didn't sell at least 5 boxes of plan B. I know I've sold 10 in a single day before.

Anonymous said...

Where I am, we can supply this to any girls age 13 or over, we have had child protection training to do this. It is nothing about being an adult, it is about accepting the fact that regardless of how many think kids should wait, and the blind faith that kids care about the age of consent, kids will have sex. We supply this so a stupid mistake, like having unprotected at age 13, doesnt ruin the life of the child.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm I've just always sold it regardless of what the age is. Although age of consent here is 16. And I would say the youngest I've sold it to would be 16/17 yrs old. And an ECP consult can be the most rewarding (note the 'can').