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June 2003: Rx Image #1

Author: Marleen Andersen & Stefanie Zink of Pamida Pharmacy

Pharmacist Marleen Andersen and technician Stefanie Zink of Pamida Pharmacy in Savanna, Ill, were both baffled when trying to decipher this Rx. After several attempts to figure out what medication was being prescribed, they called the physician for help. The physician?s nurse confirmed the Rx and replied, laughing, "You can?t read that?" Can you read this prescription?

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2% Xylocaine gel, 2 week supply, apply to perianal area pm