Rx One: Pharmacist W. Ernest Turner, who does relief work at several pharmacies, knew that this script was going to be a challenge when it was brought into the Medical Arts Pharmacy in Huntington, WVa. As with this script, the prescribing physician is known for continuously entering the size and number in reverse order. Turner immediately called the physician's office for clarification. Will the reverse order impede your ability to correctly identify the drug being ordered?
Rx Two: A patient brought this script into the Oxford Circle Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pa, and explained to Hakan Ulus, RPh, that the doctor had increased the dose. After careful examination, Ulus had no clue what medication was being ordered. He faxed the script to the physician's office, and the physician called back and gave the correct drug and strength. Do you know what the physician prescribed?
Have eye-straining, baffling prescriptions? Send them to Pharmacy Times. Along with a clean photocopy of the prescription itself, your submission must include: (1) the name of your institution and its location; (2) your name and title (PharmD, RPh, Pharm Tech); (3) the correct name of the drug(s), strength, and dosing requirements; and (4) your telephone number. Please mail your submissions to: Can You Read These Rxs?, Pharmacy Times, 103 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540.