Published Online: Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Rx Two:This prescription caused a staring match. Registered Pharmacist David Dechter, of Rafieh Pharmacy in Brooklyn, NY, spent several minutes staring at this prescription, while the patient stared at him. Noting that "this is one of the worst I have come across,"Dechter called the physician's office for assistance. Do you know what medication is being prescribed?

Rx One:Calling the prescription in question "a mess,"Registered Pharmacist Jim McKinnell and his staff, of Eckerd Drugs #2971 in Tallahassee, Fla, interpreted this prescription differently than what the physician prescribed. Prior to filling the prescription, McKinnell called the physician's office for verification. Can you get past the illegible handwriting and figure out this prescription?

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Rx 1: Z-Pak (Zithromax), as directed

Rx 2: Paregoric 5 cc, bid prn, 1-month supply [interpreted by pharmacy as Levaquin 500]

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