…and everything’s OK. But, herein lies a cautionary tale for all of us.
The pharmacy called her about 20 minutes after she picked up her prescription, and said “we think we may have overcharged you” which was, frankly, an untruth. This was followed by a request to check out the meds in the bag.
The stapled prescriptions on the outside were correct, but the meds inside weren’t the ones on the outside. In fact, the bottle had the wrong name and the wrong medications. This was reported, and “we’d be glad to exchange them” was the basic reply. (I will NOT entertain queries about what was supposed to be prescribed, or what was in the bag. That would, actually, be a good way to get yourself banned from my site for life).
So, she took the wrong meds back, got a bottle of the right meds, compliments of the house, and all’s well that ends well.
This did engender a bit of ‘lawsuit lottery’ fever in the house, with questions about ‘what if you’d taken it’, etc., bandied about. Unsurprisingly, I was having none of it, pointing out that mistakes happen everywhere, and ultimately it’s up to the patient to make sure they’re taking the right medication.
Moral? Look in the bag before you leave, and realize that mistakes happen everywhere. Caveat emptor, and all that.