Thursday 5 April 2012

Product Development-Doug Hirsch-Pharmacist-Facebook

Shopping For Drugs

When Doug Hirsch turned 40, he made a list of things he wanted to do before he died. Sounds dramatic, but at Facebook where Hirsch once worked in product development, being 40 is apparently like pushing 100. So he booked a series of doctor appointments to make sure he had a clean bill of health. His dermatologist gave him a prescription, which he took to a Walgreens on Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica, but politely walked out when he saw the $612 sticker. A few blocks away at Rite Aid, the pharmacist told him rudely not to waste his time asking for prices. Hirsch made one last attempt at CVS, where the pharmacist quoted him $416. It was still very expensive, and he walked out the door, ready to give up the medication altogether, when the pharmacist came running after him, and told him he coul... read more..

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