Can You Read These Rxs?

Published Online: Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Rx 1
Sam Brian, Jr, RPh, could not make heads or tails of this messy script, which arrived in a stack of equally illegible prescriptions at Court House Pharmacy in Winnfield, Louisiana. A call to the physician’s office cleared things up for Sam.

Do you know what the prescription says?

Rx 2
The writing on this prescription slip looked more like hieroglyphics than handwriting to Nick Simone, RPh, of Bonus Drug & Surgical in Astoria, New York. He was unable to fill the prescription until he spoke with the physician directly.

Can you read it?

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