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Pills, Thrills and Methadone Spills: The Adventures of a Community Pharmacist by [Dispenser, Mr]
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Mr Dispenser is a community pharmacist from the UK. This is his first book. The sequel will be out in October.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 396 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AWYI00G
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews
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It was sometime during the course of last year that I became aware of a blog being written by Mr Dispenser. Over the course of a few weeks it became apparent that Mr Dispenser has like many of his pharmacy colleagues a sense of humour and can laugh with his colleagues over the day to day life of our professional existence.

It was therefore almost a natural progression that Mr Dispenser made the move to record some of the comments left on his blog, Face Book page and tweeter account. He then called for more, and collated them into the book which has the wonderful title of Pills, Thrills and Methadone Spills.

My preview copy arrived before Christmas, just in time for me to while away a few hours, exhausted on the settee as I delved into the pages.

Laid out into a series of chapters, Mr Dispenser has recorded what, is regular life to us in the trade, with a humour and smile that is refreshing in modern pharmacy.

The medications that patients often mispronounce, the tablets that have a smell, lovely or otherwise, the thrill of a hot cup of tea, comments from patients, the ones that we have all heard, "it's only a tube......", the sudden influx of medications that have been on maker's delay for months.

As I read the book I could recall moments of patients mispronouncing drug names. The odd requests we are presented with. Patient's advising they do not taking any medication, apart from the heart tablet in the morning conversations. The patient who advises they have run out of a little white tablet. The patients who have bought a smile to our face with their humour, conversation or a packet of biscuits, the ones that you hope you won't see because you have to shout because they are deaf and you have a sore throat!
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Work in pharmacy or just want to see what it's like?
If you only buy one book this year then make it this one! More useful then a bnf and defiantly more interesting then a drug tariff, this book has been cram packed full of pharmacy jokes, songs and real life story's.
it's the only book you will need if you are a pharmacy student to "prepare" you for the big bad world of pharmacy. Enjoy and remember, don't take it too seriously.
Mrs kelly Finn. Act.
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This compendium of anecdotes, observations and jokes is a must for anyone with an interest of what goes on behind the counter at any of Britain's pharmacies. Deservedly irreverent, yet with a kind respect for the people that pharmacists see day-in and day-out.

Mr Dispenser has put together these stories from a wide network he has built up on various social networking and blogging site, and he deserves respect for pulling together the usually ephemeral material that people throw at each other (and then forget) into this compilation.
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As I work with addicts, I thought I might find this book funny, but I just found it painful and hard to take. I think dispensers may like it, but that's a pretty limited audience. I gave up about halfway through when I got awesomely bored.
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As a pharmacist myself, I could relate to all the experiences in the book. It certainly made me laugh, such an enjoyable read. After reading out so many anecdotes, my colleagues all want to borrow it.
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If you love twitter and you work in pharmacy you will love this book! Read it on your smart-phone inbetween prescriptions and laugh-out-loud while you work.

MrDispenser has gathered tweets and tales which are all highly amusing. The general public may not get it, not all of it anyway, but pharmacists and pharmacy colleagues everywhere will relate to it.

I look forward to a sequel so get tweeting your funnies to @MrDispenser
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I downloaded this book after discovering Mr Dispenser on Facebook, absolutely hilarious quotes, if you work in pharmacy download you'll find yourself giggling because at some stage you've probably been told/witnessed these hilarious antedotes by patients/customers! Download now! You won't regret it! Keep up the good work Mr Dispenser!
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As someone who's been in the business over 40 years this was an excellent book of memories of situations that have also happened in my career. It contains amusing anecdotes drawn from different people in the Pharmacy and related professions detailing their experiences in dealing with patients over the years. It would make an great gift to give to someone newly-qualified or a pre-reg student to give them an idea of what is to come in a light-hearted way. My only criticism is that it is too short but I believe the author is already compiling more stories for another book.
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