This unusual script baffled pharmacy technician Amber McGehee from Walgreens in Neosho, Missouri. Although the fact that it came from an ophthalmologist’s office was a clue, she still needed verification.
Can you read what it says?
Although part of this script was decipherable by Matt Robinson, PharmD, from Realo Discount Drug Stores Inc in New Bern, North Carolina, he couldn’t quite make it out. A call to the physician’s office soon made it clear.
Do you know what is being prescribed?
Atropine 1%, #1 bottle, 1 drop in the left eye at night
Pravastatin 20 mg, #7, 1 tablet once per day
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