I woke up bright and early this morning to visit the good doctor. He
opens very early, and I dropped in before I was due for my appointment.
As always, the good doctor doesn’t disappoint. 😉 I told him I am
working in Kuching now and asked for a bottle (500 tablets) of 2 mg
He said its fine, since I don’t come in often (his words). That’s
largely because I’m based in Kuching. Heh! Anyway, the shocking bit was
when the doctor asked the nurse (whom I suspect is his wife) how much
they charge for Rivotril:
Doctor: How much did we charge for Rivotril 2 mg?
Nurse: It’s RM 1.50 per tablet.
Doctor: RM 1.50? (puzzled tone)
Me: (thinking) You’re ripping me off…that’s double the usual price, but what can I do? 🙂
Doctor: It’s RM 1.50.
Me: Okay, can I have 500 tablets? Just the whole bottle of Rivotril 2 mg coz I’m working in Kuching.
Doctor: Sure, you don’t come in often anyway, and you’re working in Kuching, so that’s fine.
Hmph…that nurse…you price raising person, you…I had to pay RM
750 for the bottle. I also had to sign on a book with different Rx
scripts under Rivotril due to the amount I was acquiring. Strange,
never had to do that before, but the nurse said it’s necessary due to
bulk. Oh well, it’s just a signature anyway. It’s cool though, I don’t
mind, that bottle is going to sort me out for a while. Sedating Sibu…