When this prescription came into LI Script Long-Term Care Pharmacy in Woodbury, New York, pharmacist Gary Valeich, PharmD, was stumped. Although it was around the holidays, he was able to get in touch with the prescriber to clarify.
Can you read what it says?
With so much information crammed in a tight space, it’s no wonder that Khanh Pham, PharmD, and Leanne Radan, certified senior pharmacy tech, of Walgreens in Las Vegas, Nevada, had trouble reading this Rx.
Can you guess what is being prescribed?
Although the drug name is somewhat decipherable, can you make out any numbers in this prescription? Richard Sottosant, RPh, of CVS Pharmacy in New York, New York, needed help to figure out this looping script.
Can you figure out this Rx?
“This doctor’s office is known for poor handwriting and it’s not unusual for us to have to call for clarification,” said Kelli Moyer, PharmD, of CVS Pharmacy in York, Pennsylvania. Because this messy script came in after hours, it was lucky that the patient could come to the rescue with the drug name.
Can you decipher this prescription?
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