Pharmacy technician Elaine Sapunarich couldn’t do much with this messy prescription that a patient handed her at Rite Aid pharmacy in Saugerties, New York. She had to follow up with the patient’s physician to find out what it said.
Can you read the prescription?
When this prescription was brought into CVS Pharmacy in Suffern, New York, staff pharmacist Ira Green, another pharmacist on duty, and 2 technicians all put their heads together to figure it out. Their attempt was unsuccessful, and they decided that a phone call to the physician was in order.
Do you know what the prescription says?
Rx 1: Crestor 5 mg, #30, 5 refills—take one tablet daily at bedtime
Rx 2: Celexa 40 mg, #45—take 1.5 tablets once daily
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.
The Oncology Care Pharmacist in Health-System Pharmacy
According to the National Cancer Institute, almost 40% of men and women will be given a diagnosis of some form of cancer in their lifetime.
News from the year's biggest meetings
Clinical features with downloadable PDFs