THIS IS THE LAST PAGE OF THE BLACK & WHITE version.
The Premier Edition of The Guerrilla Pharmacist has been a long time coming. I have been making it a goal for a long time. It has been on the back burner for years. Finally, in January, Julia Talsma, the editor at Drug Topics fired me after 25 years and 248 columns. JP at Large came to an end in that magazine. I said to myself. “Okay, Plagakis, what is next?” Guerrilla is the answer.
My whole adult life has been about pharmacy. The last 3 decades, I have been on a mission to make a difference. I know we have to confront the metrics and the pharmacy computer programs that spy on us every minute of our working day. We need to take the rights of any employee for good working conditions.
When I realized that this magazine and what it can do was a possibility, I put out the message that we needed pharmacy writers, subscribers and donors. All the writers I invited stepped up. “Goose”, Dennis Miller and Steve Ariens have written for Drug Topics. 12 essayists stepped up. The only one to decline is David Stanley “The Drug Monkey”. It is his loss, but our loss too. David is a good writer and he knows all about how retail pharmacy has degraded.
Without Writers, Subscribers and Contributors, Guerrilla will be just another good idea that fails. It will a boutique curiosity. Let’s not have that happen. Please enroll your unhappy colleagues. Support them in taking a stand. We must have them with us to build the foundation we have to have.
This is your chance to take a stand. Ask the right questions. How is CVS treating you? Are you happy with your job? Do you want to change it? Do you want to take pharmacy back? Well, my friend, here is where you can start.
Pharmacist Steve is reporting on a vintage pharmacist getting $2,000,000.00 from CVS for age discrimination. Read all about it at Steve’s site. PharmacistSteve