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The number of prescriptions received at hospital pharmacies in a day is staggering. Therefore, poorly written prescriptions take up a pharmacist?s valuable time and can lead to medication errors. This is exactly what happened with these prescriptions. Registered Pharmacist Dawn Reser of Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, received these prescriptions for the same patient on 3 consecutive days. The physician?s illegible handwriting led to a prescription error. Do you know what medications the physician ordered?