I submitted a prescription for 2 boxes of 4 tablets of medicine, this medicine is extremely expensive and can easily be sold on the black market.
The pharmacy filled my prescription and put the boxes in a bag and stapled the receipt onto the closed bag, after I paid $125. for the prescription this equals to $15.62 per pill.
Later on when I get home I open the bag and noticed 1 box was opened, inside the open box was the usual information from the drug maker about the medicine, and ONE Pill, Not 4 Pills that supposed to be but One. The pills are in pop out foil/plastic. and the foil/plastic had been cut with 1 pill only. I called the store but the pharmacy was already closed, so now it leaves me to prove that I was missing the 3 pills and that I just didn't take the 3 pills and claim they were missing. The next morning I drive 50km's back to the store I live outside of Penticton, so it's aprox 50km 1 way to the store. Right away I confront the pharmacist who was the manager also and right away he knew what I was talking about and went into the back room and gave me my 3 pills. The foil packaging that I received from the pharmacist was exactly the missing piece of the other foil package, the cuts lined up perfectly. The manager pharmacist apologized, but that didn't help me that I had to drive 50km each way to and from the store, so that's a 100km's. Not to mention my time. I complained to the BC College of Pharmacists, they seem to stick up and defend the pharmacist, stating that it could be an honest mistake. This was no mistake I believe the pharmacist was trying to steal the pills either for himself or to sell for cash, everytime I've been prescribed this medicine it's always been in quantities of 4, the BC College says that they can sell pills individually. Anyhow I also complained to Loblaws head Office and haven't heard back from them. The Pharmacy Manager also offered me some BC wine for compensation for my troubles, but All I received was $10. in PC points which doesn't even pay for my gas 1 way. Anyhow if you ever get Pills from Loblaws pharmacy I would count them before leaving. It's getting pretty bad in Canada now, where you can't even trust your pharmacist.