Can You Read These Rxs?

MAY 16, 2011

 

Rx 1

"This doctor’s office is known for poor handwriting and it’s not unusual for us to call for clarification,” said Kelli Moyer, PharmD, of CVS Pharmacy in York, Pennsylvania. But when she and coworker Pam Hale, CPhT, received this messy script, it was a Friday evening and the physician’s office was closed. Fortunately, the patient knew the drug and was able to clear things up.

Can you read the prescription?

 

 

 

 

Rx 2

The orderly horizontal lines dividing this otherwise chaotic 6-part script suggest the physician at least tried to write legibly. That’s either heartening or incredibly sad, depending on your perspective. Julius E. Bliach, RPh, FASCP, of Marin Pharmacy in West New York, New Jersey, had to call the prescriber to find out what drugs were being prescribed.

Do you know what the prescription says?

 

 

 

 

 


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