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    Goofy bureaucrats

    I am getting great service from my online-order military pharmacy with one small exception. They are providing me with insulin and other diabetes-related meds, along with blood glucose test strips and sterile finger-pricking lancets. They give me the option of authorizing automatic refills of everything except the lancets, without which the test strips are useless. I need to place the order for refills of the lancets. When I clicked on the explanation I got the following:

    Some medications do not qualify for automatic refills. Examples include controlled or specialty medications or medications intended to be used on a short term or as needed basis like allergy or pain medications.
    It appears to me that some bureaucrats in the system need brain transplants.

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    Automated phone message from our pharmacy:
    "The pharmacy is currently closed. Please hold for a pharmacy representative."
    At 9:00 last night, that would have been a 13 hour wait.
    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Automated phone message from our pharmacy:
    "The pharmacy is currently closed. Please hold for a pharmacy representative."
    At 9:00 last night, that would have been a 13 hour wait.
    So, did you stay on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornblower View Post
    It appears to me that some bureaucrats in the system need brain transplants.
    Because it could not possibly be a slight error when adding that particular item to the inventory? Or a misinterpreted bug or error condition in the system leading to the wrong error message? Or because the supplier (or supply) put certain restrictions?
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