Can You Read These Rxs?

Published Online: Monday, February 14, 2011

Rx 1 A patient brought this prescription to a Rite Aid pharmacy in Schenectady, New York, where Michelle Pallotta, RPh, made a valiant attempt to decode it. When all her educated guesses led to dead ends, Michelle knew it was time to pick up the phone and call the physician.

Can you read it?

Rx 2 Mysterious scribblings abound in this prescription submitted by Tina Stringer, RPh, of Bowen Pharmacy in Dothan, Alabama. Tina and her team tried to figure it out on their own, but with so many half-written, sideways letters, this script was a lost cause from the start.

Do you know what it says?

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.

Latest Articles
In case you got caught up in the Thanksgiving holiday rush, here are the top trending stories you may have missed in November:
Bryan Ziegler, PharmD, executive director of Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center, provides some resources for community pharmacists to use when implementing new collaborative services with primary care providers.
James Schiffer, RPh, associate at Allegaert Berger & Vogel LLC, discusses some tips for pharmacists who are facing a Drug Enforcement Administration audit.
Carlos Aquino, founder and president of PharmaDiversion LLC, talks about the importance of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) diversion website.
Latest Issues