Can You Read These Rxs?

Published Online: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Rx 1

This epic prescription, submitted by Butch Loyd, RPh, of Griffin Drug Co in Cleveland, Georgia, packs in a whopping 6 medications—all equally illegible—on a single piece of paper. Needless to say, Butch was confounded; he called the physician for a translation.

How many of them can you read?




Rx 2


Paige Killingsworth, RPh, PharmD, received this prescription at Realo Discount Drugs in Trenton, North Carolina. Although the first half of the script was a no-brainer for Paige and her team, the second half left them completely in the dark.

Can you decipher both prescriptions?

















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