Can You Read These Rxs?

Published Online: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dilesh Patel, RPh, received this prescription at Rite Aid pharmacy #797 in Merchantville, New Jersey. Patel said he had “no idea” what the script said, so he and his colleagues faxed it back to the physician’s office with a note that said “CANNOT READ.” When the physician faxed back the answer, they realized they never would have guessed the treatment prescribed by this surprising script.

Can you?

This prescription was presented for filling at the CVS pharmacy in Cornwall, New York. On duty at the time was Ira Green, RPh, who had to make a phone call to the physician’s office for clarification.

Can you read it?

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?, Attention: Laura Enderle, Pharmacy Times, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 300, Plainsboro, NJ 08536.

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