From The Desk Of… “Is That Really Medically Necessary?” or “Vivaaaaa Viagra”

Brief transcript of a call I just made to Pfizer on the automated system:

Automated Voice: There are three orders, to hear the most recent order, press 1
Me: *Presses 1* (beep)
AV: The last order, number 275…. contained (pause) Viagra, 100mg and was last shipped on Novem…
Me: Laughing uncontrollably…

Now really. Is Viagra a medication that should be given out for free? I mean, I’ve been working here for almost 3 months now, and I’ve called in orders for various maintenance drugs (cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure etc.) which by all means are QUITE necessary. i’ve even done some Hep C and Cancer medications.

But Viagra, really?

And available at no cost to those who qualify?

Back to work, I’ll discuss this in depth later!

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