So, I was sitting at the pharmacy yesterday waiting for my scrip to be filled, and a lady came up to ask a question.Lady: "My husband is supposed to take a baby aspirin every day, but all the ones I have found have saids in them. Do you have any without saids, because they say saids are bad for you."So I overhear this, and although I let the pharmacist field the answer to that one, my thoughts went from holy cow, and these are the people voting and reproducing to wow, we are really doing a crappy job educating these people if we can't get across that aspirin belongs to a class of drugs called NSAIDS and you can't have NSAID-free aspirin like you can have fat free pretzels. Then again, look at the media we are up against. I had a lengthy discussion with my mother in law recently because she was taking way too much ibuprofen because she heard that tylenol was bad for her. Patient education is so important, but does anyone else feel like it's really an insurmountable task to get patients to trust and listen to their nurses and docs more than they trust and listen to commercials for law firms?It took the pharmacist a second to figure out what the was actually talking about, (saids? oh, you mean N-S-A-I-D-S) and I'm not sure he did the best job explaining the issue to her (aspirin is an NSAID, you can't buy them without. The bad effects they are talking about is when NSAIDS like ibuprofen and Aleve are taken in large doses over long periods of time). Pretty sure the lady is going to go home without the NSAID-filled ASA (but I really need them without, my husband is so particular about what's in his medicine). Sigh.