We ask our readers to send us those eye-straining, baffling prescriptions that they receive for inclusion in this monthly feature. If you would like to contribute to this column, send a clean photocopy of the script along with a note that describes the experience and provides the correct drug information to: Can You Read These Rxs?, Pharmacy Times, 241 Forsgate Drive, Jamesburg, NJ 08831, or fax it to 732-656-9267.
Rx 1: This prescription was mind-boggling. After 2 pharmacists took a crack at trying to decode it for about 4 hours to no avail, Registered Pharmacist Domenick Mineo, of Warbasse Pharmacy in Brooklyn, NY, stepped in and placed a call to the prescribing physician for clarification. Can you unscramble this prescription?
Rx 2: Registered Pharmacist John R. Cully, of Newman Medical Center Pharmacy in Shattuck, Okla, received this prescription on a Friday and was unable to read it. He called the prescribing physician's office, and it was closed for the weekend. Finally, on Monday after 3 calls from Cully and 2 from the patient, someone at the physician's office called back and confirmed the order. Can you translate this prescription?
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.
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