Can You Read These Rxs?

Published Online: Friday, October 11, 2013

Rx 1

Khanh Pham, pharmacy manager, and Katy McGroarty, senior certified pharmacy technician, were baffled by this prescription at their Walgreens pharmacy in Las Vegas, Nevada. Several phone calls were required to clear up the confusion.
Do you know what it says?

Rx 2
Sam Salameh, RPh, at CVS Pharmacy in New York, New York, knew he’d have to track down the prescriber to verify this prescription.
Can you read it?

Rx 3
This lengthy prescription, submitted by Butch Loyd, RPh, of Griffin Drug Co in Cleveland, Georgia, includes a whopping 6 illegible medications. Needless to say, Butch was confounded, so he called the physician for a translation.
How many of them can you read?

Rx 4
A pharmacy technician at Walgreens in Kingston, New York, had the pleasure of decoding this drug name and illegible instructions, with the help of someone in the prescriber’s office.
Can you read it?
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