Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tuesday morning

Dr. Grumpy: "Any other questions?"

Ms. Calcium: "Yeah, why do drugs for Gkar-Londo Syndrome cost so much?"

Dr. Grumpy: "I don't know... honestly, that disorder isn't even in my field. I assume it's because of the  costs involved in research for a relatively uncommon disease, and bringing a drug to market, and..."

Ms. Calcium: "IT'S AN OUTRAGE! People need these drugs!"

Dr. Grumpy: "I'm sorry."

Ms. Calcium: "Sorry? Why aren't you doing anything about it?"

Dr. Grumpy: "Ma'am, I don't know anything about the disease, or its treatments, and I really have no say in what drug companies charge. I can't change..."

Ms. Calcium: "That's not good enough. You should be doing something."

Dr. Grumpy: "Such as...?"

Ms. Calcium: "I don't know. Writing letters to a TV station or congressman or hospital. Hand out pamphlets at the airport. You know, something like that."

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pamphlets at the airport? Isn't it red poppies they hand out at the airport?

Day said...

I think that what she would appreciate the most, would be you buying the drugs for her and then giving them to her for free. This is what entitled people's mentality is.

Anonymous said...

Gkar-Londo Syndrome. I'd say if the patient asks again, "Space 'em."

MBee

Packer said...

You are right, I'll get right on it, but first I need to ask my friend Harvey Kricksna how I get a permit to pamphlet the airport.

Anonymous said...

Geez, Dr. G., your big chance to grasp the lapels of your smock apart to reveal that big Super G beneath and proclaim your sworn oath "Able to do something about it in a single bound!", and you blew it!

Mockingbird said...

Make sure those pamphlets are artisanal!!

The Condign Gentleman said...

"Go on a hunger strike. Set yourself on fire in the main square. 'Like' my Facebook page."

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to buy a ticket, so you can get airside and reach the all-important transit passenger demographic.

Anonymous said...

If Grumpyville happens to be in Michigan, you can start by writing to Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat. In fact, you should write them about this even if you're not in Michigan.

Anonymous said...

Handing out pamphlets at the airport is right there in the Hippocratic Oath. You DID read the fine print, didn't you?

Anonymous said...

Better yet, how about a mass e-mail campaign? The subject line can be something like "¢He@P Drug$!!!" That's something people haven't seen before, and it's bound to get their attention.

Moose said...

I dunno, I'd rather have G'Kar-Londo Syndrome than Netter's Syndrome.

But, hey, at least she didn't tell you to go to Z'ha'dum. If you go to Z'ha'dum you will die.

Don said...

You know, Doc,

In a weird way this is a complement to your ability as a Doctor.

You are the Doctor she trusts to be able to help her with a problem.

It doesn't matter that it wasn't something you were treating her for, all it matters is, you are the Doctor she trusts to help her.

The average person believes that Doctors have way more power than they actually have.

Mrs J said...

Ha!! 😂😂😂

Shash said...

Because she is the one who is upset, she is the one who should make a noise about it to the media.

BB/VA said...

Does it cause you to break out in spots, or have a really weird fringe of hair around your head?

 
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