Can You Read These Rxs?

Published Online: Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Rx 1 The combined expertise of 5 pharmacy staffers wasn’t enough to crack the code on this sloppy script. “2 pharmacists and 3 pharmacy technicians had no clue what the MD wanted,” writes Ira Green, BSPharm, of CVS Pharmacy in Monroe, New York.

Can you read the prescription?






Rx 2 Walgreens pharmacist Rohit Pandya and pharmacy technician Lisa Kim were stumped by the errant scribbles littering this 2-part prescription, which a patient brought to their pharmacy in Morton Grove, Illinois. The team had to call the physician’s office to find out what was being prescribed.

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.

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