Last month I lost the debit card for my health savings account.
I imagine a lot of people did. This month the cashier at the drive through said, "I'm putting your card in this little white envelope and stapling it to the bag so you won't lose it."
Yes? You mean the bag that has so much other detritus stapled to it that I open the bag from the bottom to extract the meds before I throw the mess into the trash without touching it?
So, lesson learned. If you lost a card, that's where it was, in the little white envelope stapled to the receipt and the warnings and documentation.
Yes, while CVS has the longest receipts, it seems like everyone's in the running for stapling the most things to medication bags. I read the things before taking a new medication but for refills, the paperwork Goes Away. I hadn't heard of stapling your card to the bag; that does seem to assume a level of attention to the stapled-on crud that is probably not common...
Posted by: kc | May 30, 2022 at 09:38 PM
KC - and then, what about the poor young people who will be getting the d]first drugs of their lives and then the period in which they are warned will have passed. or maybe that never passes, like being informed if you HIPAA rights.
Posted by: theQueen | May 31, 2022 at 07:39 AM
But maybe it'll end up online somewhere, lost in a sea of other information, such that first-time prescription kids will end up going to a for-profit medication information website instead of digging through the piles of legally-mandated clutter at their actual doctor's website...
(we tried out a thing and had a Home Health Care person come by three times and WOW is that system designed for not-us, but also WOW I cannot imagine anyone *in* their target audience reading and knowing how to sort over 60 pages of different sorts of information. It's just a "relevant or irrelevant, we'll dump it all on you in one giant batch" and... this is not honestly the best way to communicate? with anyone?)
Posted by: KC | May 31, 2022 at 10:47 AM