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My Sister The Pharmacist...

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I take several prescriptions drugs a day and I spent a lot of time making sure they are gluten free. The last time I picked up my medication from the pharmacy my sister (who is the pharmacist) told me she always washes the pill tray off before she counts out my pills so CC would not be an issue. I was surprised because I never even thought about that one.

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That's really good. When we lived in NY, I witnessed something horrifying behind the pharmacy counter of a CVS. My daughter was very sick and we'd been stuck sitting there for hours waiting for her pills. That same weekend, my friend had a sick son and the same thing happened to her. She complained about the service and I'm sure some others did too because the entire pharmacy staff seemed to have been replaced after that.

Anyway... This one lady came back late from lunch. She was giggling about it and carrying a pizza box from the place across the street. It was full. So apparently she wasn't eating her lunch over there. We had dined at that place many times and if it was quick food you were after, you could get it. They had a lot of things made up already for you to grab and go. Such as a slice of pizza. It wasn't gluten-free pizza mind you but we didn't know of our food allergies in those days.

Anyway... The pharmacist told her to get to work. She went behind the counter, opened the box of pizza and offered it around. The pharmacist took took a piece as did she and the other people behind the counter took some too. They were back there taking their sweet time to do what they were doing, all the while eating greasy pizza! They were counting out pills while they were eating the pizza! Now as I said, we didn't know of our food allergies in those days. I just kept thinking how unsanitary it was. Now that I know of food allergies and celiac such a thing more than horrifies me.

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That's really good. When we lived in NY, I witnessed something horrifying behind the pharmacy counter of a CVS. My daughter was very sick and we'd been stuck sitting there for hours waiting for her pills. That same weekend, my friend had a sick son and the same thing happened to her. She complained about the service and I'm sure some others did too because the entire pharmacy staff seemed to have been replaced after that.

Anyway... This one lady came back late from lunch. She was giggling about it and carrying a pizza box from the place across the street. It was full. So apparently she wasn't eating her lunch over there. We had dined at that place many times and if it was quick food you were after, you could get it. They had a lot of things made up already for you to grab and go. Such as a slice of pizza. It wasn't gluten-free pizza mind you but we didn't know of our food allergies in those days.

Anyway... The pharmacist told her to get to work. She went behind the counter, opened the box of pizza and offered it around. The pharmacist took took a piece as did she and the other people behind the counter took some too. They were back there taking their sweet time to do what they were doing, all the while eating greasy pizza! They were counting out pills while they were eating the pizza! Now as I said, we didn't know of our food allergies in those days. I just kept thinking how unsanitary it was. Now that I know of food allergies and celiac such a thing more than horrifies me.

I almost wish I hadn't read this. Yet another thing to be paranoid about!

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Woah, I would never have thought about that as an issue, either! Ugh!

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That pizza story is horrible. I used to work in a pharmacy when I was in high school and I always saw the pharmacy staff eating while working. There are so many things we have to worry about.

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