Can You Read These Rxs?

AUGUST 01, 2008

Registered Pharmacist Denise Svoboda, of Stop & Shop Pharmacy in Middletown, Connecticut, was able to decipher what medication the physician ordered. The directions, however, were a different matter. Unable to make out the dosage, Svoboda called the prescribing physician's office for verification. Do you know what the physician ordered?



Enrique Puertos, PharmD, of Stephens County Hospital in Toccoa, Georgia, had a difficult time translating this prescription. He asked several colleagues if they could decipher this illegible script. A majority of the staff was unable to figure it out. Puertos called the prescribing physician?s office for clarification. Can you solve this mystery prescription?



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.




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